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Windom Durham
  • Case number: 1944
  • Incident location: 249 Lincoln Street
    Oberlin, Ohio - Lorain County
  • Incident date: 11/2/1962
  • Homicide date: 11/2/1962
  • Date of birth: 12/29/1885
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black
  • Weight: 170
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Law enforcement agency: Oberlin Police Department / Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation


On November 2, 1962 at approximately 1:25pm, 77 year old Windom Durham was found dead in his 249 Lincoln Street residence after a neighbor requested a welfare check due to suspicious conditions. It appeared Durham was severely beaten and had been bound and gagged during a robbery inside of his residence. The time of death was determined to be approximately 8:00am on November 2, 1962 by asphyxiation. Durham was last seen alive by neighbors at approximately 2:00pm on November 1, 1962. Immediately following the incident, several individuals were interviewed and interrogated but nobody has been arrested and charged with the murder of Windom Durham. If you have any information, please contact Patrol Officer Wiley at the Oberlin Police Department by phone (440) 774-1061, or e-mail (bwiley@oberlinpd.com). All information will be strictly confidential.


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