Somber memorial honors homicide victims found dead in Metroparks’ Rocky River Reservation

MetroParks Police have not released any information related to a suspect or motive.

Candlelight vigil planned for Carnell Sledge and Katherine Brown

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio (WOIO) - Family and friends of Carnell Sledge and Katherine Brown will hold a candlelight vigil Tuesday night, and release blue and silver balloons in honor of the homicide victims.

Double homicide in the Metroparks: Somber memorial honors victims found shot to death in Rocky River Reservation:

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. near the spots their bodies were found at Old Lorain Road and Valley Parkway.

Kayakers found the bodies of Sledge and Brown June 4 and called 911.

Sledge and Brown were said to be longtime friends.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office said Sledge died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head. They said Brown died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Sledge’s grandmother said he wasn’t robbed of an expensive watch he was wearing. She said her grandson worked with mentally disabled children at Applewood Centers and also worked at Crescent Digital.

Coming up on 19 News This Morning—LIVE reports on how family & friends are remembering the lives of two people killed...

Posted by Damon Maloney TV on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

“He was a good man, and they just killed my grandson out of the blue,” said Audrey Corey, Sledge’s grandmother. “We’re going to get to the bottom of this. I don’t care what it take."

Sledge’s funeral is Friday.

Brown’s funeral is Wednesday.

According to Brown’s obituary, she worked at a local jewelry company and “considered her boss and coworkers family.” Her tribute also mentioned a love of yoga, exercising outside, listening to music, playing volleyball and snuggling with her rescue cat named Kip. Brown’s family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in her honor be made to the Cleveland Animal Protective League.

Anyone with information the can help investigators should call Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County at 216-252-7463.

Copyright 2019 WOIO. All rights reserved.