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Genoa Quarry reopens, authorities say no evidence found linked to cold case

Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 11:23 AM EDT
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GENOA, Ohio (WTVG) - The Genoa Quarry at Veterans Memorial Park is now open again after it was closed Tuesday due to a search for potential evidence in a crime.

The Ottawa County Sheriff says it was originally closed to search for possible evidence connected to a Toledo cold case crime. Divers concluded their search just before 6 on Tuesday and say they found nothing linked to any kind of crime.

They did pull pieces of a vehicle out of the quarry, but authorities say that vehicle did not match the descriptions they were given about a car connected to a cold case.

As far as they know, no crime was committed involving the vehicle found at the Genoa Quarry.

According to a Facebook post, the quarry was closed around 8 a.m. due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

Ottawa County Sheriff Stephen Levorchick said he received a tip that there may be a vehicle in the quarry that may be involved in a past crime.

The county sent divers into the quarry last week and found a vehicle in the spot they were told to look.

Toledo Fire said they were contacted around 7 a.m. for help using their side sonar equipment. TRFD joined BCI on the scene to assist with the search. BCI located the car and began to look for evidence.

13abc was on the scene and saw something that looked like the frame of a car being pulled out of the quarry, but we can now confirm it is not connected to a crime.

Genoa Quarry closed as law enforcement searches for vehicle beneath the water.
Genoa Quarry closed as law enforcement searches for vehicle beneath the water.(WTVG)

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