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Man's body found in pond linked to carjacking

Published: Wed, July 15, 2009 @ 12:19 p.m.

STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Investigators believe a man whose body was discovered in a northeast Ohio golf course pond is the same person suspected in an attempted carjacking on the Ohio Turnpike.

State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Judy Neel said Wednesday that once the body's identity was established through fingerprints, a motorist identified a photo of the same man as his attacker.

Neel says the death of 38-year-old Floyd Robinson of Youngstown is considered an accidental drowning. An autopsy was done Tuesday.

The patrol says Robinson appeared to need assistance and was picked up by a motorist Thursday. The driver said an attempt was made to take his car. After a struggle, the suspect got out and ran toward Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro, where the body was found Monday.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 7 years ago

We will miss Floyd here in Youngstown ! He was a pillar of the culture in Youngstown . Sharing was an integral part of his nature that was evident by his many recorded endeavors about town . Rest in peace Floyd .

Floyd tried to share a car and was severely misunderstood . His untimely death was due to being chased into a deep pond where in a panic Floyd drowned .



{¶2} On November 5, 2006 at 5:30 a.m., Youngstown Police Officers
responded to a call of a break-in in progress at 522 Idora Avenue, the home of
Martwain Dill, a recent murder victim. (Mr. Dill had been shot in the head on
November 3, 2006 at 11:15 a.m.) Officer Butler noticed a broken window in the rear of
the house and heard movement through the window. He saw appellant running
around the house trying to get out various windows. Appellant even tried to escape
out of the broken window until he noticed the officer standing there watching him. (Tr.
109, 117). Finally, appellant crashed through a front window and ran. (Tr. 135-136).
Officer Rowley, who saw appellant break through the window, gave chase and soon
discovered him hiding in a vehicle. (Tr. 137, 140, 142-143).

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2redvert(2240 comments)posted 7 years ago

Now actually I believe the drop could be made in a straight line all the way back to the Turnpike if so desired. An expert ruling would be best otherwise he could be assessed additional penalties. Course I think he has already been disqualified.

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 7 years ago

Floyd loved to entertain friends and had many parties at his house . These parties were sometimes disrupted by uninvited guests .


{¶2} On January 31, 2003, Officer Robert O’Malley, a parole officer for the
Adult Parole Authority (APA), went to 587 Willis Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio, to
check on Floyd Robinson (Robinson), who was on post-release control to the APA.
Officer O’Malley had received an anonymous tip that Robinson was dealing drugs
from that address.

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4chrisak811(12 comments)posted 7 years ago

I knew Floyd Robinson. He was in the process of trying to make a new life for himself, and I know this is not how he wanted to see his life end. My thoughts go out to his family, and I hope they never see the callous, ignorant comments on this website.

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5redvert(2240 comments)posted 7 years ago

Was part of that new life changing from drug dealer to carjacking? Get off that he be a nice guy crap!

When nothing changes, nothing changes!

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6Viewpoint(89 comments)posted 7 years ago

Chrisak811, it appears Floyd was trying to make a new ride for himself too! Such a pillar of the community he was........ Hopefully his offspring, if he had any, will read all these comments and learn from the error of daddy's ways. Failing that, we will probably be reading about one or more of them in the paper as well, after getting themselves involved in some other less than noble venture.

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7Rokscout(310 comments)posted 7 years ago

Like we didn't see the, he was trying to make a life for him self and change comment comment coming.

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8Stan(9923 comments)posted 7 years ago


"I knew Floyd Robinson. He was in the process of trying to make a new life for himself"

Yes, I can see that . The biased news video below has distorted the facts . But it's Fox News, what can you expect ? I'm glad that you set the facts straight .


I trust that his family is not bitter about the circumstances leading up to Floyd's death . He did lead a full life and had many friends evidenced by those attending his parties .

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