Tuesday, August 03, 1999

Officials turn to TV to solve case


Reward, leads go nowhere

BY SHEILA McLAUGHLIN
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        LEBANON — A month after Troy Temar's body was found in a burning car in South Lebanon, detectives have no idea who shot him or why.

        Leads are drying up. Offers of $11,000 in reward money only two weeks ago haven't prompted a single phone call.

        Hoping to jog a memory or two, detectives now have turned to television and posters to help them solve Warren County's first homicide in two years.

        Detectives on Monday filmed a Crime Stoppers segment and posted handbills in Warren County businesses and post offices touting the reward.

        Sheriff Tom Ariss thinks publicity — especially about the hefty reward — can help find Mr. Temar's killer.

        “What we're hoping is someone out there is laying on the fringe ... and maybe someone will come out,” he said.

        The mystery of the 30- year-old contractor's death is especially tough to crack, Sheriff Ariss said, because all physical evidence was lost in the fire. The blaze, which was set in the rear of the car, reduced the vehicle to sheet metal.

        “Whoever wanted him dead wanted to make sure nothing was there for us to find,” Sheriff Ariss said. “When you put a person in the trunk and incinerate the car, there isn't much left.”

        Firefighters found Mr. Temar, of Deer Park, dead about 4:30 a.m. July 4 in the locked trunk of his brother's burning black 1998 Mustang GT in front of an abandoned farmhouse on Mason Morrow Millgrove Road. An autopsy determined Mr. Temar, owner of Team-R Construction Co., was shot to death.

        No weapon was found and investigators do not know where Mr. Temar was killed.

        He was last seen by his brother 12 hours before his death at the Matson Avenue residence they shared. Anyone with information about Troy Temar's slaying can call Crime Stoppers, (513) 352-3040, or the Warren County Sheriff's Office at (513) 695-1243.

       



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