Vandalism Stirs-up Mysterious Death

by Danielle Cotterman on September 17, 2011 at 10:23 am

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A Crooksville family continues to mourn the loss of 18-year-old David Savage Junior after vandalism stirs-up the mysterious death of the past.

It happened July 18th of 2010. Savage was last reported walking home on State Route 93 in Crooksville from a party. He was later found dead along the side of the road. The family has since dedicated a 3-mile stretch of the highway in his memory. The sign was recently vandalized with shots from a paintball gun.

"It’s like every time I go to keep him name alive that person or those people, it must hurt them because they keep wanting to do anything and everything they can to not let his name live," said Brother Tim Savage.

After Savages body was found the Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol reported a vehicle must have struck him and continued driving without stopping. The family disagrees… Standing behind their belief Savage was robbed and then murdered.

"He didn’t have his money on him, he didn’t have nothing else on him," said Father David Savage Sr. "He wasn’t, his body wasn’t tore up. He has one scratch right here on his shoulder and his head and that was it."

It’s believed Savage was leaving a party that evening and had been drinking. The incident remains under investigation. If you have any information on Savages death or the other vandalism contact the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.