HAMMOND, Ind. — For twenty years, a cold case in Toledo, Ohio left police without a suspect. But a trip to neighboring Indiana may have finally produced that suspect.
The Toledo Police Department and Lucas County Sheriff’s Office made a trip to the Hoosier state Monday, where they arrested Kenneth Marshall of Hammond on charges of murder and rape. In 2000, three teenage girls were attacked, abducted, and raped. According to court documents, the first attack happened in April of 2000, when a 19-year-old girl was found strangled to death in an apartment building. In August of 2000, police learned that a 17-year-old girl had been raped behind a laundromat. Finally, in October of 2000, a 13-year-old girl was raped.
According to police, Marshall’s DNA matches the DNA found in each crime. Marshall’s DNA ended up in a national database after he was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend in Lake County. In addition to DNA evidence, Toledo police say a speeding ticket from 2000 places Marshall in the area of the rapes.
Kenneth Marshall was arrested and taken to Lucas County, Ohio, where he’s currently being held in the Lucas County Jail. His next court date is set for February 16th.