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Family of murder victim offering reward for new info

April 27, 2012
Salem News

LISBON-The family of Gerald George Klusch announced on Wednesday a reward of up to $20,000 to be provided for reliable new information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the murder of Gerald George Klusch.

A news conference will be held at 2 p.m. May 2 at the Columbiana County Sheriff's office located at 8473 County Home Road, Lisbon.

The Klusch family and members of law enforcement will be on-hand to answer questions.

Klusch, 71, of 37348 U.S. Route 30, disappeared on or about Sept, 29. 2011. Klusch's body was recovered on Nov. 18 near Salineville.

Anyone with knowledge related to Klusch's death is asked to contact Lt. Detective Andy Sweeney of the Detective Bureau of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Department by telephone at 330-424-7255 or in person.

"We urge anyone inside or outside of the local community to come forward if you have any information regarding Gerald Klusch's death," said Sweeney. "Any new lead-whether large or small-is critically important to our investigation."

"We're hopeful that the reward and news conference will bring forward new information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for my husband's death," said Leah Klusch, wife of Gerald Klusch.

Information must be provided on or before Sept. 1, 2012.

The amount of the reward to be paid will be determined at the sole discretion of the Gerald George Klusch Reward Review Committee. The Klusch family has also created a website at to provide updates on the investigation and photographs of Klusch.



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