Monroe County Sheriff's Office looking for accused murderer in 1983 case

Posted at 11:13 AM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 11:13:55-04

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a suspect wanted for murdering a woman back in 1983.

Deputies say John Kelly Gentry Jr. was 30 when he was accused in the April 12,1983 murder of 25-year-old Barbara Gerber of Summerfield Township.

Deputies say Gentry is also accused in the murder of a rare coin shop owner in Toledo, Ohio. The man's body wsa found just a few days later. 

A nationwide arrest warrant was issued for Gentry on June 7, 1988, but he was nowhere to be found.

The last postcard Gentry mailed to his family was May 7, 1983 from Los Angeles, California, according to officials. 

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office released an age-progressed photo to show what Gentry may look like now at age 63.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 734-240-7530.