MOUNT VERNON — Debbie Kopatz, a bail bondsman, has a court date July 26 in Stark County to get out from under the bail she put up for Raymond Staats back in 2008.



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3 Responses to “Still no ID; brother certain it's Staats”

  1. Guest

    Law officials DID investigate 2 yrs ago. Didnt you watch it on tv?

    Said they the dogs out there, followed up on tips, but found nothing to go on. Sherrif Barber said they would’ve never knew that septic tank was even there. It was very well buried under the ground.

    As much as law enforcement loves to lock people up………I believe them when they say, they found nothing.

  2. Tosha Tarbert

    I agree Debbyied, I read this article, and find it as twisting and turning as a mystery novel!! It sounds like someone knew 2 yrs ago where Raymond was at and who killed him I just don’t understand why the law enforcement lacked in their duties and didn’t follow their leads or tips they were given by the bounty hunter 2 yrs. ago. regardless if a person is a repeat offender or not if someone says they suspect them to be dead they still have family that care for them and would like to know the whereabouts and have ?s answered!! Im sure there is going to be much more revealed about this case and Im eager to hear it all!! My regards to the family of the deceased also Im sorry for their loss.

  3. debbyied

    Man, the more that comes out about this case, the deeper it gets. Wonder who all in the county will fall after everything comes to light?