E. 185th St. business owners remain cautious as police look for couple's killer

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Heartbreak was visible on the faces of family and friends who gathered in the parking lot of Mr. Cars Inc. Friday evening.

It is the site where Michael and Trina Kuznik were brutally murdered on Good Friday. Trina's family members are still numb.

"It's still shocking. Every day it hurts a little more, and it's supposed to be the other way around," said Selena Steele, Trina's sister.

Cleveland police believe the Kuzniks were targeted.

"You don't wake up in the morning and decide to go blow somebody's brains out. The question is, how many people did they kill before and who will they kill after this if they're not apprehended," said Councilman Michael Polensek.

The car dealership has been in the Kuznik family for 40 years. Through tears, Trina's mother explained how her daughter had been frustrated with recent crime.

"She was angry because people just kept breaking in taking what they worked so hard for and all they wanted was for their children to have a good life," said Becky Porter, Trina's mother.

Polensek has a message for the people responsible.

"We're not going to let them define Collinwood or Glenville or West Park or Old Brooklyn or Lee Harvard or whatever neighborhood," he said.

Nearby business owners said they take the crime personal.

Tyron Carr's been in business for years. He said he can't escape the violence, no matter where he goes.

"I'm always cautious. I wake up cautious. It's natural for me, so I'm not doing anything really extra," he said.

Police located two cars they believed were missing from the dealership. They're searching one of them for clues they hope leads them to the people responsible.

There is a reward of up to $7,500 being offered.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463, or via text message -- text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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