Police: Skeleton found on breakwall likely missing Solon man

3:04 PM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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SANDUSKY -- Police tell Channel 3 News that a partial skeleton found on the Cedar Point breakwall Tuesday is likely that of a Solon man missing since Oct. 23.

Police said two boys that were exploring the breakwall came across the remains on Monday. Firefighters then went out and retrieved the skeleton early Tuesday morning.

Police base their theory on the fact that the body of Charles Kaplan, 58, has never been found and his boat was found capsized Sunday Oct. 23 east on the breakwall that separates Sandusky Bay from Lake Erie shortly after noon Sunday.

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Police and firefighters had the capsized boat towed to shore and inside they found the body of Kaplan's girlfriend Pam Holstein, 51, also of Solon.

Kaplan had worked for 20 years as a sales representative for TNS Insurance Agency in North Canton.

Holstein was a technician at Berris Optical in Solon. The couple had dated for 15 years and spent most summer weekends on Kaplan's 36-foot boat.


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