Cold Case: Renewed Call For Tips In Waterford Township Murder

WWJ News
June 01, 2020 - 10:02 am
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(WWJ) Who killed James Dean Odle? 

Crime Stoppers is renewing its call for tips, and offering a cash reward for information, in a murder mystery nearly a decade old. 

Odle, a 28-year-old Waterford Township resident, was gunned down at 2:43 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Waterford Township.

He was walking on S. Lynn Street near Lakeview Street and M-59, when a white vehicle, described as a GMC Acadia/Dodge Journey or Chrysler Pacifica type vehicle parked nearby.

According to investigations, a black male suspect described as having a thin build, medium height, unknown age, wearing a black do-rag, black tee shirt, and checkered shorts, got out of the SUV and shot Odle several times.

Odle collapsed in a nearby yard where he died from gunshot wounds. 

He left behind two small children. 

Now years later, there have been no breaks in the case, and Crime Stoppers is hoping someone in the public has the information that will help police solve it, and bring closure for the victim's family. 

Anyone with information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587). Tips may also be submitted online at this link. As always, tipsters may stay 100 percent anonymous, will not be asked their names, to speak to police or to testify in court. 

A cash reward of uo toi $2,500 is being offered for the tip that leads to Odle's killer's arrest.