CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason announced that initial charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping, attempted aggravated arson, attempted tampering with evidence, and theft have been filed against the man accused of killing his own grandparents.
Denny Obermiller's grandparents were out of town he stole coins from their residence located at 5529 Thomas Street, in Maple Heights, between August 8th, 2010 and August 9th, 2010.
After returning from out-of-town, the victims contacted police on August 10th, 2010, to report the theft. On August 14th, 2010, Maple Heights Police responded to call after being advised by the victims' granddaughter that she could not reach her grandparents. The victims were found in their home by Maple Heights police on August 14th, 2010.
The investigation revealed that on or about August 11th, 2010, Obermiller strangled his grandparents 60 and 61-years of age. On August 14th, 2010, when the victims were discovered, Obermiller had left candles burning and had turned on the kitchen stove valves emitting gas into the house in an attempt to destroy the evidence of the double homicide.
Obermiller fled the area and was apprehended in southern Ohio. He is scheduled for his initial court appearance on August 20th, 2010 at 10am.