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Bond set for man accused of Springfield Township murder

Mahesh G. Banatwala (Source: Springfield Township Police) Mahesh G. Banatwala (Source: Springfield Township Police)
Randy L. Shears (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Randy L. Shears (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
SPRINGFIELD TWP, OH (FOX19) -

Bond was set Monday morning for a man accused of murdering a 71-year-old Springfield Township man.

Randy Shears, 20, is being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $560,000 bond.

Police say Shears killed Mehesh Banatwala, 71.

Banatwala had been missing since April 28 before police found his body over the weekend.

Banatwala's silver 2004 Toyota Corolla was located during the late evening hours on Friday. Through further investigation, police were led to the 2900 block of Westknolls Drive in the Westwood area where Banatwala's body was found. 

Shears was arrested and charged with aggravated murder.

If you have information in this case, please call the Springfield Township Police Department at 513-729-1300.

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