- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The police chief heading a homicide investigation into a firefighter’s death in southwest Ohio says authorities are working “nonstop” and are still receiving tips.

Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit (BOO’-keyet) says authorities have received and pursued numerous leads. But he says they still want to hear anything people might know about the Dec. 28 house fire that resulted in the death of 28-year-old Patrick Wolterman.

A $25,000 reward is being offered for information that helps solve the case.

Bucheit spoke to The Associated Press while in Columbus for the state attorney general’s Jan. 21 special meeting on Ohio’s heroin epidemic.

Wolterman suffered fatal injuries falling through a floor into the basement soon after entering the smoke-filled home. Firefighters learned later that the couple who lived there was away on vacation.

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