Body found outside of a Perrysburg home identified, teen suspect charged with murder

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (WTVG) - Neighbors say they're shocked and traumatized by Friday's deadly stabbing.

This is the victim: 19-year-old Amonie Ervin of Toledo.

Police identified the victim as 19-year-old Amonie Ervin and the suspect as a 16-year-old teen.

13abc talked with a neighbor who tried to save the victim's life by performing CPR. He said Tonbridge Court is a quiet cul de sac in Perrysburg.

"You hear nothing. It's a very peaceful neighborhood," said neighbor Jim Randolph.

But this Thanksgiving weekend, the street was blocked off by police. Officers on scene were investigating a murder.

"Neighbors say that they saw a male who appeared deceased, laying at the end of the driveway. When officers got here, some of the neighbors were performing CPR on him. Medics came, and he was pronounced dead shortly after they arrived. So, at this point it appears to be a homicide," said Perrysburg Chief of Police Patrick Jones.

Jim Randolph and his son were those neighbors performing CPR on the victim, 19-year-old Amonie Ervin of Toledo.

"I wish he would have lived, but I think anyone if they see someone hurt would help them," said Randolph.

Both Randolph and his son are medical professionals and rushed to help when they heard he was badly bleeding.

"So, I pulled his, he had a, like a turtleneck sweater pulled over his head. So, I pulled it down and he didn't look like he was breathing," said Randolph.

Ervin died in the driveway of the home where neighbors say the 16-year-old suspect lives.

He's facing aggravated murder charges and is locked up in the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police believe the stabbing was not random and that the victim and suspect knew each other.

"The car was in the driveway. It was still running. The driver's door was open. There was a shoe laying next to the car. There's a little bit of blood inside the car. So, I don't know what happened, but it seemed like it happened in the car and then he stumbled out of the car and just fell on the ground," said Randolph.

13abc knocked on the door of where the crime happened, but we did not get a response.

Neighbors and police are still trying to figure out exactly what took place Friday afternoon, and why.

"It's very shocking. Yes, something you don't forget about," said Randolph.

The investigation is ongoing. Perrysburg Police, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Wood County Prosecutor’s Office are all working the case.


A 16-year-old from Perrysburg, is charged with Aggravated Murder in the death of Amonie Ervin, 19, of Toledo. The suspect is being held inside the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center.

Friday, November 29, 2019, at 3:51 PM, Perrysburg Police found Amonie at the end of the driveway at 526 Tonbridge Court, Perrysburg. He was on the ground and had what police describe as "multiple stab wounds." Amonie was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to detectives, there are no other suspects.

Perrysburg Police, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Wood County Prosecutor’s Office are all working the case.

An adult male body has been found outside a Perrysburg home Friday evening, though police have given few additional details on the incident.

Police have blocked off Tonbridge Ct. while they investigate what they're calling a possible homicide. They say a call came in at 3:51 p.m.

When they arrived they found a man lying in a driveway bleeding with unspecified wounds. The man is not believed to be from Perrysburg.

Perrysburg Police Chief Patrick Jones told 13abc neighbors performed CPR and shortly after emergency crews arrived, the man was pronounced dead.

Police say a 16-year-old male is considered a person of interest. He has been located.

Chief Jones says they believe the victim and the teen knew each other.

The Wood County Prosecutor's Office, the Wood County Coroner's Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are all on the scene. 13abc also observed Maumee Police and Perrysburg Township Police vehicles.

This story will be updated when more information is made available.