The Ann Arbor News, Sunday, February 8, 1976 3
No Arrest Appears Near
MANCHESTER — No arrest appears near in the slaying of a Manchester lawyer, but six detectives from the county Sheriff’s Department are continuing to focus their full efforts on the case.
Lt. Laird Harris of the sheriff’s department said Saturday night six department detectives have been assigned to work full-time on the case involving the death of Peter A. Kensler.
Kensler, 36, was found shot to death Wednesday afternoon in front of his home at 17750 Sharon Valley Rd. in Sharon Township, near this village.
Harris has said the Sheriff’s Department has at least 10
leads and even a theory on the murder.
Kensler died of one gunshot wound to the head, according to Harris. When found by his sister and his secretary, officers estimate that he had been dead for 18 hours.
Harris said up to eight detectives have been working on the case since the investigation began. Harold Kerr is heading the probe.
Kensler recently was involved in the takeover of the Union Savings Bank and was elected a director when the former bank chairman, president and all but one of the board members were ousted in a proxy fight.