The Wayne County prosecutor at the time quickly fingered two local miscreants, Ernie Holbrook and Herman Rucker; an eyewitness claimed she saw Tina running away from their car shortly before her body was found.But the carpet fibers and dog hair could not be matched to anything owned by Holbrook or Rucker, and no trace of evidence could be found in the car. But Tina's family's sense of closure was short-lived.
Though her body was discovered in Stark County, her murder became a Wayne County case, based on the belief that she was killed there before being dumped in Bethlehem.
But those records are still being kept secret, and it now appears that the county prosecutor may attempt to destroy evidence before the identity of Tina's killer can finally be proven. If I'm right, the state of Ohio has executed a man for crimes he did not commit - a sentence based in no small part on the work the prosecutor did when he was still a rookie lawyer.
The particulars of this case are hard to summarize succinctly.
If we had the time, we definitely would have asked for our money back and found somewhere else to stay. During my stay, I actually felt bad that I had brought my kids to this place.
This has made me never want to come back to Fort Wayne ever again. I've stayed in a lot of hotels and hostels over the years, and this was by far the worst. I think there was wing sauce on the box-spring cover. I've stayed in a lot of hotels and hostels over the years, and this was by far the worst. I think there was wing sauce on the box-spring cover. The only redeeming value of the place was that the front-desk staff was friendly.
All the rooms claim to be non-smoking but smelled like smoke.