Man found dead in Parkview Blvd. home

SANDUSKY Sandusky detectives are investigating the death of a man found in his Parkview Boulevard ho
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Sandusky detectives are investigating the death of a man found in his Parkview Boulevard home Wednesday morning.

Police said they received a call for an injured man, but Calvin Harper Jr., 29, was dead when they arrived.

Det. John Orzech said Wednesday afternoon he was not able to release a description of Harper, the cause of his death or when the incident occurred.

"It happened sometime today or throughout the evening," he said. "It's all premature in the investigation."

A witness called 911 at about 10 a.m. and said Harper was shot.

"Please send somebody. Please, please," she pleaded.

Harper's neighbor John Slomsky said the scene outside his apartment was tragic as word about Harper's death spread.

"They were really just shook up, just falling in the snow and crying," he said. "We all seem to keep to ourselves. I didn't know this many people lived in the neighborhood until this happened."

Orzech said the next step for the detective's bureau is tracking down leads.

The body was taken to the Lucas County Coroner's office for an autopsy. Orzech expects preliminary results from the autopsy in the next "day or two."

Harper was expected to appear today in Erie County Common Pleas Court for a suppression hearing. He was indicted Oct. 22 for two counts of felonious assault, two counts of abduction, tampering with evidence, preparation of crack cocaine for sale, possession of crack cocaine, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer and violation of a temporary protection order.

The charges were the result of a July incident in which Harper allegedly dragged Emily Pettis down the road with a car. Pettis followed Harper to the car after he carried her friend, Jessica King, out of a residence and to the car against her will, according to the police report.