AKRON -- Before a vigil and service were held at Calvary Baptist Church, investigators updated the status of the murder investigation in the death of Taylor Robinson.
Tim Dimoff, of Security Consulting Services, and Thomas Fields, of Accurate Investigative Services, said they are working with Akron police and have been able to eliminate some of the 10 suspects.
Fields, who has been donating his services to the family since Taylor went missing May 4, said he believes the person who killed Taylor was someone she knew. He thinks it was some kind of physical encounter that went too far.
Fields also believes that whomever killed her had some help moving her body to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Anyone with information on the murder or possible connections should call the tipline at 1-877-836-1288. A reward is available.
After the press conference and church service, Pastor Jeffrey Dennis of the Calvary Baptist Church was to make a short statement on behalf of the family.
Hikers came across a human jawbone off a trail at the CVNP Sept. 9. Park police and the FBI found other bones and remains nearby.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office positively identified the remains as Taylor Robinson, 19. She was not seen after she was dropped off at her home healthcare job the night of May 4 in Akron.
"This was not done by a stranger. This was someone that did this horrific act that knew Taylor Robinson, had a relationship with her," said Dimoff.
Dimoff, a criminal profiler and former Akron detective, says he believes a confrontation escalated to violence, perhaps at the home on Kipling Avenue where Taylor was last seen. She was dropped off for her job as a home health aide.
Dimoff thinks she might have let someone she knew inside that home, though there was no sign of a struggle there or cover up. Officers did locate her coat and shoes still at the residence.
Investigators hope a $7,000 Crime Stoppers reward will bring out clues from the community. They believe someone out there knows what happened.