Local law enforcement were not the only ones consumed with solving the murders. The type of person capable of committing such an act weighed heavily on the mind of Detective Robert Snyder, prompting the veteran detective to contact his sister concerning Kevin Meyer.
According to Snyder, he received an early copy of the psychological profile performed by an Ohio State University criminologist and felt the profile “exactly matched” that of Kevin Meyer.
The profile stated the perpetrator would prefer driving a truck, and be a hunter, fisherman, gun enthusiast, or camper. The perpetrator would possess a varied employment history and show behavior changes after the murders. That person was probably sexually involved with the female victim. He or she was careless and left something behind at the crime scene and was either divorced or remarried.
Doing a background search on Meyer, Det. Snyder discovered Meyer was abandoned at a local laundromat at the age of six by his mother. He went from foster home to foster home, living an unusual lifestyle. He subscribed to mercenary magazines. He hated his mother for deserting him and marrying a black man, but later came to respect his stepfather more than his mother.
Snyder said he contacted Sheriff Jones concerning the psychological profile. He claimed what conspired between him and the sheriff was the most “unprofessional, rude, and bizarre” telephone call he ever experienced with a fellow peace officer.