The Unsolved Casefile: Cassidy Family Murder

Posted at 6:54 AM, March 17, 2021 and last updated 1:06 PM, June 14, 2023

MILAN, Ohio (SCRIPPS) — Milan, Ohio is best known for being the birthplace of Thomas Edison. For locals, the town of 1,300 is also known for its dark past. On April 1, 1968, a triple murder rocked the small farm town — three members of a well-loved family, slain in the dead of the night.

The murder weapon was never found, but a mystifying piece of evidence was left behind.

Who killed William, Ann, and 12-year-old Patricia Cassidy? The townspeople have always had their theories — so have the police.

This cold case still sits open at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 419-627-7668.

This story was originally published May 4, 2018 by Homa Bash of WEWS in Cleveland, Ohio.