Reward provided to capture killer of Akron mechanic

AKRON, Ohio — Karen Cogar’s romance with Tim Hensley dates again more than 30 several years when the two experienced a son jointly.

They ended up never married, but remained very near. In truth, Cogar deemed Hensley to be loved ones.

“He just experienced a heart of gold and he would do anything for anyone,” Cogar claimed. “What happened to him was just not deserved.”

Hensley, 58, was shot to death a number of months in the past inside of of his van parked subsequent to Akron Affordable Vehicles and Arlington Road Muffler on South Arlington Road. He worked for the corporations for six decades.

Akron detectives continue on to look into prospects, but have not created any arrests in the killing on the east aspect of city.

“They’re however strolling the streets out there. How lots of folks are going to be killed for whatsoever reason,” Cogar mentioned.

Summit County Crimestoppers is offering a reward up to $5,000 for info that qualified prospects to the killer.

Lt. David Whiddon hopes the reward motivates another person to occur forward with details on a suspect.

“He invested a good deal of time in the van and not a great deal of persons knew about it, so we know that there is some people he associated with that know a thing,” Whiddon said.

Hensley’s overall body was uncovered by his boss, Ron Shuler, who turned concerned when his dependable employee failed to demonstrate up for operate on January 8.

“It truly is a drastic heartache. Tim was a good man,” Shuler reported. “In 6 several years, Tim almost certainly did not pass up 3 times in six a long time. An individual understands what happened.”

Cogar explained she’s praying the case will be solved and justice will be served.

“You should, you should, you should, please aid find who killed Tim,” she said. “You can never go mistaken with the truth. The fact will set you free of charge.”

There have been six murders in Akron in 2021. Four of them continue being unsolved.

In 2020, there have been 50 murders in the city, the most Akron has professional in several years.

Tipsters with data on Hensley’s murder, or other cases, are urged to simply call Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS and may perhaps stay anonymous.