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Published: Friday, 6/6/2014

Slain woman’s family appeals for information

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BOWLING GREEN — More than five months after the death of a retired college professor was ruled a homicide, investigators continue to search for answers.

Dawn Glanz, 66, who taught art history at Bowling Green State University, died May 9, 2013, at her home in Bowling Green. The Wood County coroner ruled in December her death was a homicide caused by “sharp-force injury to the scalp.”

The case is still an open investigation, said Bowling Green police Maj. Tony Hetrick.

“No one has been eliminated as a person of interest, but we don’t have anyone we could name as a suspect at this point,” he said.

Ms. Glanz’s husband, Robert A. Brown, voluntarily submitted to a DNA test in December after investigators obtained a search warrant, said Jerome Phillips, his attorney. Mr. Phillips said Mr. Brown’s son also voluntarily submitted to a test. His client has not yet learned of the results.

Major Hetrick said Mr. Brown has not been cleared by investigators and “has not been in cooperation” with them since shortly after the case opened. Mr. Phillips said this was because they had not provided Mr. Brown “sufficient information” about their intentions, and requests for additional information had gone unanswered.

Mr. Brown “has no more information now than he did on day one,” Mr. Phillips said.

Mr. Brown was the defendant in a lawsuit filed last June in U.S. District Court. Ms. Glanz’s sister, Gail Lincoln, requested a temporary restraining order to prevent him from selling “high-end items and antiques” that had belonged to his wife, according to the text of the complaint.

Ms. Lincoln, of Ket-chum, Idaho, also alleged Mr. Brown had provided her misinformation about her sister’s death, which she believed was intended to prevent her from learning more about its full circumstances.

U.S. District Judge James Carr issued an order June 21 preventing Mr. Brown from selling or disposing of Ms. Glanz’s assets pending a court order. All claims against the defendant were “voluntarily dismissed without prejudice” in October, court documents show. Khary Hanible, an attorney representing Ms. Glanz, said a neutral third-party has since been appointed to oversee the estate.

On Wednesday, Ms. Lincoln and two other relatives of Ms. Glanz ran a full-page ad in The Blade “to remind the public of her death.” They urged anyone with information, “no matter how small it may seem,” to contact Bowling Green police.

“Even a very small piece is needed to complete a puzzle. Do you have one of the missing pieces?” the ad read.

Contact Marissa Medansky at: mmedansky@theblade.com or 419-724-6368.

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