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Dennis Timothy Madden  Unsolved homicide

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Dennis Madden
  • Case number: 5
  • Incident location: Springdale, Ohio - Hamilton County
  • Incident date: 12/21/1964
  • Homicide date: 12/21/1964
  • Date of birth: 9/22/1941
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 172 lbs
  • Law enforcement agency: Springdale Police


On December 21, 1964 the Springdale Police were dispatched to West Kemper Road near the Shell gas station just west of SR747. There officers found Dennis Madden shot to death. Mr. Madden was the night gas station attendant at the Shell gas station. Mr. Madden was married and had an infant daughter that grew-up never knowing her father. The Springdale Police Department conducted a thorough and exhaustive investigation that went on for many months. Numerous persons were interviewed and various items of evidence were recovered. The crime scene was searched, but no latent prints of value were found. This homicide was prior to the age of video-surveillance and no witnesses to the murder were ever found. The investigators confiscated and test-fired dozens upon dozens of pistols to compare to the bullets recovered from Mr. Madden. Mr. Maddens clothing was sent to the FBI for examination. The police department sent out information and corresponded with other police agencies across the country. A substantial cash reward was posted by the family. However, no suspects were ever charged with this crime. The department remains committed to following-up on this serious crime and trying to bring closure to the family.


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