Case Files: Police urge witnesses to come forward in murder of Theodore “Buddy” Walker

Case Files: Murder of Theodore "Buddy" Walker
Published: Mar. 8, 2022 at 10:42 AM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Toledo Police are looking for witnesses to come forward to help solve the murder of Buddy Walker. Walker was last seen at a party in Ottawa Park. Detectives say Walker attended a gathering on June 22, 2021 at the city of Toledo park.

“It started somewhere around 4 o’clock in the afternoon, people came and went throughout the afternoon into the evening, Theodore “Buddy” shows up and then he wasn’t there very long and he was shot down and killed.” says TPD Detective Danielle Mooney.

The 36-year-old was shot twice; once in the chest and once in the abdomen. According to detectives, more than a dozen people were there when the shots were fired and they all left the scene. Months later, police are still urging those who witnessed the crime to come forward.

“I need the community to help me. it’s half of the investigation. In these types of crimes, we need someone to help he was somebody’s father, brother, son and these people can help and it’s frustrating. I can’t believe how his family feels to have no justice and no peace because of that,” says Det. Mooney.

After nearly 8 months without answers, Walker’s family says they fear the killer is still on the streets and are urging someone to come forward so they can sleep at night.

“It’s not right for someone who took somebody’s life to be roaming the streets. Help us rest at night knowing that the person who did this is behind bars and paying for what they did,” says Teya Harkness, Walker’s sister.

Walker was a father and at this time, a motive for the crime is still unclear. If you have any information that leads to an arrest you could be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 from Crimestoppers. You can leave tips by calling 419-255-1111.

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