Published On: Thu, Apr 25th, 2013

Authorities seeking to identify possible witness, leads in Akron quadruple murder case VIDEO

Ronald Roberts, Kiana Welch, Kem Delaney And Maria Nash were all murdered, execution style in an Ohio basement and police are still seeking leads to the police investigation which appears to have hit a dead end.

One man, apparently did a good deed, and could be an important witness in the quadruple homicide investigation in Akron.

The man, who was wearing a neon vest and could be a construction worker, turned in a cell phone to a Subway restaurant. He was apparently unaware the phone belonged to one of the murder victims, Ronald Roberts.

Police said the phone was turned in a few hours before Roberts’s body was discovered in the basement of his Kimlyn Circle townhouse near Chapel Hill Mall on April 17.

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Surveillance video shows the man inside a Subway on East Market Street, but he did not leave his name with employees.

Ronald Roberts' cell phone was turned in to a local Subway and police are seeking this Good Samaritan in hopes that he can help with the investigation.

Ronald Roberts’ cell phone was turned in to a local Subway and police are seeking this Good Samaritan in hopes that he can help with the investigation.

Police want to be clear that he is a witness, not a suspect.

“We just don’t know who that person is. We know what he looks like. We’re just trying to get him to come forward and contact us. He is definitely not a suspect at this time, just someone we want to get some information from. We don’t want to leave any stone unturned,” said Det. Rich Morrison.

Specifically, detectives want to know exactly where the man found the phone. Anyone with information on the identity of the potential witness is asked to call Akron police.

Police do not have a motive or any suspects in the case.

Summit County Crimestoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to the killer or killers. Tips can be made anonymously at 330-434-COPS.



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