Jury fails to reach verdict in Ohio cold case

A jury could not reach a verdict in the 1982 murder of Dana Rosendale in Bowling Green, Ohio.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) – Jurors in northwestern Ohio have failed to reach a verdict in the case of a man accused of killing a 19-year-old woman in 1982.

A hung jury was declared Wednesday in the trial of 56-year-old Russell Adkins, of Whitehouse. He was charged last year in Dana Rosendale’s slaying more than 33 years ago.

Jurors deliberated more than seven hours before telling the judge they were deadlocked.

Rosendale died in September 1982 a few days after she was found on a street in suburban Toledo with severe injuries.

She reportedly had been with Adkins in his car before she was found. The original cause of death was undetermined.

Investigators exhumed Rosendale’s body last year and ruled her death a homicide due to head trauma.

Pretrial motions have been scheduled for Monday.

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