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Published On: Sat, Sep 21st, 2013

William Kuhn, blind Ohio man found dead in South Carolina park by children, was robbed

A man found murdered in a Goose Creek park in South Carolina was robbed, according to family members.

William Kuhn

William Kuhn

The brother of William Kuhn said police told him Kuhn’s wallet and car were gone after the murder. Kuhn, age 40, was found dead from a bullet to the head at a Goose Creek park.

Coroner Bill Salisbury ruled the death of Kuhn, of North Charleston, as a homicide. According to Kuhn’s brother, the victim moved to the Charleston area from Ohio about two months ago, and worked as a convenience store clerk, planning to take a government job.

A group of children on bikes found the body on the ground, called out to the man, who did not respond. One of the children called his father, who told him to call 911, according to the police incident report.

The man had no identification on him when the body was found, according to the coroner’s office, but Goose Creek police Capt. John Grainger said a state law enforcement division agent helped identify the body from fingerprints.

Grainger said police have no suspects, but noted Friday, “Our investigators are working diligently on this case. It would not be prudent at this time for us to comment on the case progress at this time.”

Allen said her brother was a kind man who was legally blind from birth.

“He did not deserve this,” she said. “They didn’t have to shoot him.”

Authorities say the park has been closed to traffic because of vandalism and other minor crimes.  Neighbors in the area are now on alert.

The 13-year-old who found the body said he saw a red Ford F-150 leave the park just before paramedics arrived.

George Kuhn is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in his brother’s murder. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco is the Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reporting, insights and interviews for the Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and West Virginia regions. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at theglobaldispatch@gmail ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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