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Friday, March 12, 2010

Preble County remains identified

3-12-2010 Ohio:

Dayton man's body was found near West Alexandria in July 2008

WEST ALEXANDRIA, Ohio -- The Preble County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the person whose remains were found July 18, 2008, on abandoned property near West Alexandria.

The victim was James M. Rembowski of Huffman Avenue in Dayton, Ohio. He was 54 at the time his body was discovered by two scrap metal seekers near a barn on the abandoned property in the 7000 block of Lexington-Salem Road. The preliminary period of death was estimated to be between fall 2007 and spring 2008.

In February, forensic scientists identified the remains by entering DNA information into a national database, revealed a match between the victim and a convicted sex offender.

Rembowski had a criminal record and was a convicted sex offender from Florida who had moved to Montgomery County.

The Preble County Sheriff's Office is handling the death as a homicide investigation and deputies have begun interviewing Rembowski's friends in Dayton.

Anyone who knew Rembowski or might have information about his death is asked to contact the sheriff's office at (937) 456-6262. ..Source.. by Palladium-Item


Remains found in 2008 identified as that of Dayton sex offender

2-2-2010 Ohio:

EATON — The skeletal remains of a man found in July 2008 on an abandoned property near West Alexandria are those of a registered sex offender from Dayton, the Preble County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Sheriff Mike Simpson said his office is investigating the 54-year-old white male’s death as a homicide. He declined to identify the man, saying “we need to start our investigation on this end and backtrack what may or may not have happened.”

Simpson said someone found the remains July 18, 2008, inside a collapsed barn at 7016 Lexington Salem Road. He said the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the man using a national database and DNA taken from his remains.

Simpson said the man lived in Dayton after moving here from Broward County Florida. He declined to reveal the manner of death. ..Source.. Anthony Gottschlich, Staff Writer


Sex offender may have been murdered


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The 2008 death of a sex offender may have been murder.

Dayton Police are expected to release new details about the death of James Rembowski in a news conference Wednesday.

Rembowski’s remains were found in the 7000 block of Lexington – Salem Road near West Alexandria in July 2008.

Sources tell 2 NEWS that police suspect Rembowski may have actually been killed at an address of Huffman Avenue in Dayton.

Rembowski was convicted of a sex crime in Florida before moving to Dayton. He was under indictment for failure to register as a sex offender at the time of his death. ..Source.. by

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