Akron Woman Killed in Murder Case: Perry Township Suspect to Appear in Court

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A tragic incident on New Year’s Day in Perry Township has left the community in shock. Leah Zweidinger, a 48-year-old woman from Akron, was found dead at the home of Lee R. Greenwalt, who has been charged with her murder.

According to reports, Zweidinger’s son, Micah, shared that his mother had been dating Greenwalt for about a year. However, their relationship took a turn for the worse, leading to a falling out between the two. Greenwalt, 47, is currently facing charges of murder and felonious assault in connection with Zweidinger’s death. He is being held in the Stark County jail with a bail set at $250,000.

The circumstances surrounding Zweidinger’s death are still under investigation. Police were called to Greenwalt’s home for a domestic disturbance, where witnesses reported hearing Zweidinger yelling for help. She was found lying unresponsive in the front yard, and Greenwalt was arrested at the scene.

Friends and family remember Leah Zweidinger as an incredibly strong woman who was a friend to many. She had previously dealt with heartache when her 7-year-old daughter passed away years ago. As her loved ones mourn her tragic death, a fund has been set up to assist with her funeral expenses.

Micah Zweidinger, while grappling with the loss of his mother, is determined to carry on her legacy. He expressed his desire to understand the circumstances surrounding her death, and his commitment to keeping her memory alive.

The community awaits further details as the investigation into Leah Zweidinger’s death continues. Greenwalt is scheduled to appear in court on January 12, where a judge will decide whether the case will be sent to a grand jury for review. As the community mourns the loss of a beloved member, they seek closure and justice for Leah Zweidinger.