Homicide detectives called to OTR playground - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Man found dead at city playground

Cincinnati Police are investigating the murder of a 36-year-old James Crutchfield on the steps at the entrance of a playground in the northwest part of Over-the-Rhine.

They were called Saturday morning by a passerby who saw the man lying in a pool of blood at the southeast entrance to the Hanna Pool Playground on Stark and Dunlap Streets.  Once they arrived, they immediately set up a large crime scene and within a few minutes called in investigators from the homicide unit.

According to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts web site Crutchfield has been arrested for soliciting.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at 513-352-3542 or Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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