Cold Case Thursday: Rodney Shephard


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Sheriff Rob Streck joined 2 NEWS Thursday to discuss the homicide case of Rodney Shephard, who was found dead in his home back in January of 2000.

Rodney and a friend, Charles Hoops, frequented the Waffle House in Brookville for breakfast several times a week. After Rodney did not show up for breakfast and could not be reached by phone, Hoops drove to Rodney’s house and found him dead inside the home.

Perry Township Police determined that a violent event had taken place and notified the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Coroner.

Rodney had been murdered, and a homicide investigation began.

Many suspects have been interviewed, and a lot of potential evidence has been collected, but detectives are asking for any information that may have developed since the crime took place.

Tips can be submitted to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office through Facebook, calling the Special Investigations Unit at (937) 224-6499, or by calling Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at (937) 222-STOP.

The request is part of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office new social media campaign, #ColdCaseThursday.

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