BCI assists sheriff’s office in Yellow Springs homicide investigation

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation representatives were recently in Yellow Springs assisting the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in the Leonid “Lonya” Clark homicide investigation.

A BCI crime scene unit truck was spotted Friday in the parking lot at Twin Coach Apartments, 320 Union St.

Steve Irwin, spokesman for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, confirmed today that BCI agents were assisting the sheriff’s office. Irwin deferred all other questions to the sheriff’s office.

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Sheriff Gene Fischer confirmed the law enforcement activity was in connection to the Clark investigation.

“We are continuing to follow leads on the Clark homicide investigation,” Fischer said.

Details of what led investigators to the apartment property and what they did there were not available.

Fischer did say it was not a search warrant because one was not needed.

The 26-year-old Clark, of Yellow Springs, hadn’t been seen or heard from since Jan. 13 until his body was discovered by mushroom hunters on April 12.

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Days later, Fischer held a press conference and announced that evidence indicates someone caused wounds on Clark and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information to call the tip line at (937) 562-4819.


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