Oberlin police inch closer to answers, ‘people of interest’ in Steven Davis homicide case


By Valerie Urbanik - vurbanik@civitasmedia.com



Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Oberlin police barricade Locust Street after receiving a 911 call in Novmeber stating a man was killed inside his home.


“Very minor progress” is how Oberlin police chief Juan Torres describes the investigation into the slaying of 24-year-old Steven Davis.

“We have one or two people of interest,” he said. “We will be talking to them very soon.”

Det. Jessica Beyer and patrolman Steve Chapman have been working on the case full-time. What they are able to accomplish is limited by the wait for results of forensic evidence analysis.

Davis was found Nov. 24, lying on a mattress inside his home at 40 Locust St., killed by gunfire.

His cousin, Malcolm Thomas, found Davis’ body and called 911. He told police Davis was not answering his phone and they were supposed to attend a concert that night.

Officers barricaded Locust Street between South Pleasant and South Main streets with police tape and cruisers, prohibiting traffic from traveling down the road and bystanders from getting too close.

Torres told the News-Tribune police have been reconstructing Davis’ movements and who he talked to in the weeks prior to his death.

Anyone with relevant information to the case is encouraged to call Beyer at 440-774-1061.

The Lorain County coroner’s office declined to provide information on Davis’ death, saying it remains under investigation.

Valerie Urbanik can be reached at 440-775-1611 or on Twitter @ValUrbanik.

Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Oberlin police barricade Locust Street after receiving a 911 call in Novmeber stating a man was killed inside his home.

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Valerie Urbanik | Oberlin News-Tribune

Oberlin police barricade Locust Street after receiving a 911 call in Novmeber stating a man was killed inside his home.

By Valerie Urbanik

vurbanik@civitasmedia.com

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