The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on May 26, 1987 · Page 67
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Tuesday, May 26, 1987
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Probe CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 friends to see if anything has developed. "I was in Naples this winter and I called several of her former acquaintances and friends," he said. "I wanted to see if they had any names. I called to find out anything." Those calls, like so many others, were fruitless. He is baffled by the case but suspects that one individual, whom he would not name, knows more about the murder than has been revealed. At first, Wyoming police suspected everyone, even potential buyers of the home. Lottes was on that list, though he was soon cleared. Lottes, 77, met Irwin on a trip to Manzanillo, Mexico, in 1976. The two were members of a private travel club and after the group landed in the resort city, their paths crossed over dinner that night. It would be a relationship that would last to the day of Irwin's death. "She had a real outgoing type of personality," Lottes said. "She was a person who was easy to meet and feel comfortable with. She was secure and confident. "To me her most outstanding characteristic was that she was a businesswoman and she just loved to buy and sell real estate. Obviously, she was a wealthy woman." Although he vowed to continue his personal investigation until the day of his death, reality soon crept in, and he had to curtail his effort. "My resources are limited," Lottes said. "I'm retired and on a fixed income. While Lottes is discouraged, Detective Roy has not given up. "It is still an open case," he said. Diagrams and time schematics from the summer and fall of 1983 still hang on Roy's walls. And occasionally he needs to take a trip out of state. "The city has been fantastic in regard to that. If I need to go and have a legitimate reason to go, there is no problem. "I've been to Florida two or three times and to several other states," he said. "We try to keep in contact with any witnesses." He would not name the states. Wyoming officers also contacted nearby law enforcement officials in the wake of the gruesome murder earlier this month of Juanita Lee-man, a 53-year-old housewife, and her husband William. "We have been in touch with Springfield Township and other departments. I can't comment on any similarities," Roy said. Meanwhile, he continues to peruse the details of the Irwin murder and to keep in touch with potential witnesses. Roy is not necessarily upbeat about the Irwin case, but he is not pessimistic either. "I hope to clear it someday," he said. Evendale has ambulance, but no title THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER The Evendale Fire Department has a new ambulance, but it doesn't have the necessary Ohio vehicle registration. Evendale paid for and received the $54,000 fully equipped ambulance Feb. 1 from The Horton Co., Columbus. But the village has yet to receive title to it. It sold its old unit. Village officials are concerned. Mary Speidel, village clerk, said the ambulance is fully covered by insurance. "Anytime you don't have a title, however, there is some concern," she said. Although the vehicle is in service for Evendale, the title is necessary for the village to sell it. Speidel said Horton has encountered some financial difficulties, and the manufacturer of the chassis is holding the title until its claims are met. The village hopes to obtain the title by early June. Speidel said the ambulance company has indicated it may be bought out to relieve its financial situation, with the new owner assuming all liabilities and accounts. "We understand there are a number of other municipalities in Ohio in the same situation (new ambulances but no titles)," she said. May 26. 1987THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER EXTRA 11 -'- . . , ' . ' I TTT eineifiriATi ART GALIiERIES PAINTINGS BY CINCINNATI ARTISTS WANTED Buying paintings by the following Cincinnati artists ELIZABETH ALKE STEPHEN ALKE PAUL ASHBROOK OTTO BACKER WILLIAM VERPLANCK BIRNEY ROBERT F. BLUM VICTOR CASTINELLI KENYON COX JOSEPH DECAMP JULIE MORROW DEFOREST R.S. DUNCANSON FRANK DUVENECK HENRY F. FARNY GODFREY FRANKENSTEIN REGINALD GROOMS JOHN HAUSER ROBERT HENRI EDNA BOIES HOPKINS JAMES R. HOPKINS EDWARD T. HURLEY C.S. KAELIN CARL KRAFFT C.T. LINDSAY CAROLYN LORD Also Buying Rookwood Pottery. The Book of Rookwood Pottery and the Second Book Rookwood Pottery, both by H. Peck, Now Available. Also Buying European Paintings, Indian Paintings, Beach Scenes, Mothers Children Paintings, etc. WILLIAM P. MCDONALD MARY LOUISE MCLAUGHLIN LEWIS HENRY MEAKIN cDNA MEIDENHALL CHARLES MEURER BENJAMIN MILLER HENRY MOSLER FRANK MYERS THOMAS S. 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