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Family continues quest for answers in Liberty death

LIBERTY — The family of a Ravenna woman, whose body was found on a tractor submerged in a pond on Shannon Road property owned by her mother, continues to seek answers in the cold case ruled a homicide.

The family also has tapped former FBI agent Bob Friedrick of Brecksville as its lead investigator.

Loraine “Lori” Lynn, 60, died sometime between Aug. 1 and 2, 2017. Her body was found on Aug. 2 on the tractor with her face submerged in one of the family ponds.

“We are fighting a uphill battle. This is a sad case, there were some missteps early on in the police investigation,” Friedrick said. “We are just getting this website off the ground, and we welcome any public input about the case. This input probably will be the most helpful along the way.”

Friedrick said he will resume interviews about the case this month, but he said the task of getting into people’s homes to talk is difficult because of COVID-19.

“The family is footing the entire bill for this investigation, and every time I talk to them about Lori, it evokes a lot of tears,” Friedrick said.

The familyás website — www.whokilledlorilynn.com — solicits tips from the public to help solve the case.

Read more in Sunday’s Vindicator.

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