Two, including estranged wife, charged in murder of Windham man

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

Two people, including the estranged wife of the alleged victim, have been arrested and charged with the murder of a Windham man found dead in his home on Thanksgiving.

Portage County Sheriff David Doak said detectives were called to 9302 W. Center St. in Windham to assist Windham police in the investigation into the death of Blake A. Wolfe, 37, a resident of that address.

Investigators suspected foul play, and processed the alleged crime scene along with agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, Doak said.

Early Friday morning, detectives arrested Thomas W. Walters, 42, of 3153 Polly Road, Shalersville, and Traci Y. Wolfe, 40, of 10540 Oak St., Paris and charged them with aggravated murder, an unclassified felony, according to Doak.

Walters and Traci Wolfe are being held without bond in the Portage County jail, Doak said. They will be arraigned Monday in Portage County Municipal Court in Ravenna.

Windham Police Chief Gene Fixler said his officers and sheriff's investigators worked well together to investigate, make the arrests and close the case.

"It's all about teamwork," he said.

The investigation into Blake Wolfe's death is ongoing and the cause of death has yet to be determined, according to the sheriff's office. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed today at the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office in Akron.

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Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128 or dobrien@recordpub.com

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  • TEAM WORK NEVER SHERIFF DEPT WONDERFUL FIRE DEPT GREAT WPD FAILED HIM OVER N OVER AGAIN JUS NO THAT

  • TEAM WORK NEVER SHERIFF DEPT WONDERFUL FIRE DEPT GREAT WPD FAILED HIM OVER N OVER AGAIN JUS NO THAT

  • I hope the courts do their homework on this Traci Wolfe... I know personally that she ruined lots of peoples lives. Shes a compulsive liar and will do anything to get out of this one. Shes on the same wave as Casey Anthony. She should of already been in prison but shes a manipulator. She knows how to play the system and knows what to say to get what she wants. Please dont let her back into society!!!

  • Wow I know Tom very well & can't believe it. I talk to him a few weeks back and has was just talking about his girlfriend Traci said she was is old high school sweetheart back in the day.

  • Teamwork, what a joke.. Where was the "teamwork" when he went to them for help and he was ignored.. It is no wonder why people don't report crimes, the law doesn't seem to help them out anyway..a sad and tragic situation that could have been prevented.. prayers to his family.

  • I haven't seen Blake since I use to babysit him when he was about 4yrs old and I am so saddened by this senseless act of violence. My heart goes out to his family and I hope they make the people responsible pay for what they have done.

  • if people are so bold as to feel the need to take another's life so easily, and life matters so very little to them, why dont they just off themselves?