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Simko murder evidence delivered to prosecutor

Emil Whitis • Dec 19, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Vermilion police Chief Chris Hartung said Lorain County prosecutor Dennis Will now has every shred of evidence police collected during their epic investigation. That includes a summary of what officers think happened, based on the evidence.

Hartung said the prosecutor’s office has been involved since day one, so they’re pretty much “up to speed.”

“We should have an answer relatively quickly,” Hartung said.  

Jeremy Simko, 36, was shot to death Nov. 18, 2009 inside his North Ridge Road home. At about 6 a.m. that morning his wife, Julene Simko, called 911 and told dispatchers someone had shot her husband.

Police found Jeremy dead in his bed with a single gunshot wound to the head. It was quickly ruled a homicide.

Within weeks, Julene, who told police that Jeremy was shot by intruders, hired an attorney. She has since refused to talk to investigators.

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