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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Police: No suspects identified in homicide

  • Investigators have no suspects in the investigation of the homicide of Robert G. Lynch, Jr., a Leavenworth Police Department spokesman said.
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  • Investigators have no suspects in the investigation of the homicide of Robert G. Lynch, Jr., a Leavenworth Police Department spokesman said.
    Lynch, 53, was found dead May 22 at Days Inn, 3211 S. Fourth St., in Leavenworth.
    Authorities have not released information about the cause of death, but a police report indicated a blunt object was used in the murder.
    "We're working pretty hard (on the investigation)," said Maj. Dan Nicodemus, Leavenworth Police Department deputy chief.
    The police report indicated Lynch died sometime between 6 p.m. May 21 and 11:20 a.m. the next day, which is when his body was discovered.
    Nicodemus said Lynch, who was a military veteran, was staying at the hotel while transitioning between two residences.
    Police initially could not find Lynch's pickup truck, but it was found abandoned May 23 in the 100 block of South 17th Street.
    Nicodemus said police have received a little information from tips.
    "We're still looking for additional information," he said.
    Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to contact Det. Tesh St. John at (913) 651-2260. People also can leave anonymous tips by calling (913) 682-CLUE (2583).
    USP homicide investigation continues
    The investigation into the homicide of a U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth inmate also continues.
    Jeremy Nemerov, 48, was found unresponsive April 24 in his housing unit at the federal prison. He was taken to the hospital and died May 5.
    "The FBI is still investigating," prison spokesman Treavor Kroger said.
    Nemerov received a 78-month sentence in the federal Eastern District of Missouri for conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
    He arrived at the U.S. Penitentiary on April 23, the day before he was found unresponsive.
    His projected release date, with credit for good conduct, was Dec. 13, 2018.

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