For the families of victims killed in unsolved murders, life has been at a standstill for a long time, even before the pandemic arrived.
Over the next several weeks, The Enquirer will highlight a series of cold cases, summarized and analyzed by the journalists whose careers largely focus on unsolved murders: the creators of Cincinnati.com’s Accused podcast. If you have any information on any unsolved case, please reach out to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Suggestions for cases to highlight can be sent to email@example.com.
The crime: Richard A. Hudgies wasn’t your average 31-year-old man. He was a charmer, a guy with a big smile, keen fashion sense and, according to his friends, huge heart. So when Hudgies was found dead in the entryway of his Pendleton apartment building on May 25, 2016, it didn’t make sense to those who knew him.
Rick Hudgies was 31 and living in