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Ralph Leslie Johnson  Unsolved homicide

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  • Case number: 3259
  • Incident location: Dow Lake Dam Parking Lot
    Athens, Ohio - Athens County
  • Incident date: 11/18/1989
  • Homicide date: 11/18/1989
  • Date of birth: 8/31/1929
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Law enforcement agency: Athens County Sheriff's Office / Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation


On November 18, 1989, the Athens County Sheriff's Office received a call that an injured man was located in the restroom at the Dow Lake Dam. On arrival, deputies located a deceased male later identified as Ralph Leslie Johnson, age 60. Johnson was an employee and previous co-owner of the Athens Flower Shop located on East State Street in Athens.


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