Twenty-seven years later, the murder of an 18-year-old New Washington man remains unsolved.
Brian L. Studer's body was found on April 26,1986 by a game warden on routine patrol in the Willard Marsh Wilderness Area south of Bullhead Road. Studer was shot in the head and chest by a large-caliber weapon.
"We know pretty much the story surrounding the death, but we're not going to release that yet," Huron County Sheriff Tom Dunlap said in an April 28, 1986 Reflector article. "We have a good idea who committed the murder," Dunlap said then.
Fast-forward to 2013 and Dunlap is now a Huron County commissioner.
Many theories circulated at the time and to this day about what actually happened that night of Studer's murder.
This week, Dunlap and other authorities who were involved in the investigation shed light on the case in a front-page story in Friday's Norwalk Reflector. It's the second installment of a three-part series about unsolved deaths in Huron County. So you don't miss stories such as these, sign up for home delivery by calling 419-668-3771 or subscribe to the e-paper (a complete digital replica of each issue) for less than $1 per week and read the full-version of the stories online.