Karl Schuele, Gretchen Schuele
Karl Schuele, a neighbor of the Sheppards, stated that he, his date, his sister (Gretchen), and his sister's date had been at a formal dance the evening of July 3. They returned home around 2am; he went to sleep around 2:45am. At no time did he hear or see anything suspicious. He first heard of the murder around 7am when his sister, who heard of the murder from Chief Eaton and Mayor Houk, told him. Karl, Gretchen, and their parents went down to the beach to look for footprints and later went on a boat trip with a friend.
Bay Village Police Department, "54/07/10 (3) 9:10pm, Karl Jr. Schuele" (1954). Witness Statements. 10.