A man wanted in Cleveland on rape and kidnapping charges was found dead this morning in a Weinland Park home by members of a fugitive-apprehension team.
Columbus police said it appears that William Wynn, 33, of Cleveland shot himself before he could be arrested by the team.
According to police, members of the U.S. marshals-led Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team went to 1302 N. Sixth St. at 7:45 a.m. to arrest Wynn. Authorities had learned that he had been staying there with a woman for several weeks.
The woman answered the door and told team members that Wynn wasn’t there. She allowed them in to search, and authorities found Wynn dead in the basement.
The team members did not hear any gunshots and neither did the woman, who had been upstairs, said Columbus homicide detective Ron Custer.
Police haven’t determined when Wynn shot himself or whether he knew marshals had found him. The investigation is ongoing. ..Source.. by Theodore Decker