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    OH - Deanna Ballman, 9 months pregnant, found dead after answering Craigslist ad

    The Delaware County sheriff’s office is investigating the discovery today of a woman’s body inside a car parked along Bevelheimer Road in near Westerville. Detectives confirmed that the woman is a 23-year-old Licking County woman who disappeared yesterday after answering a Craigslist ad.

    A resident who lives in the area called the sheriff’s office to report that the car was parked on the road, said Jennifer Jarrell, a spokeswoman for the sheriff. A deputy found the woman’s body inside around 12:38 p.m. today.

    Jarrell said she could not say where in the vehicle the body of Deanna Ballman was found.

    James Ballman, 19, of Buckeye Lake, said his 23-year-old sister was responding to an online classified ad seeking house-cleaning help.

    Deanna Ballman, who recently returned to Ohio from Colorado, was nine months pregnant and expecting a girl, her brother said. She had two other children, ages 1 and 3

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    So sad. Does LE know who placed the ad. Was she found near the home she went too?
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    Deanna Ballman had been in an abusive relationship, Sigrid Ballman told 10TV, and she had been in the process of seeking a divorce from her husband.
    Maybe Craigslist didn't play a factor? Although I agree, it's odd.

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    How awful. I hope whatever the truth is, it is found quickly.


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    Another strange story.....Her poor children.


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    Her facebook page is open & getting lots of loving memorial posts.
    https://www.facebook.com/deanna.ballman



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    What a sad, sad story ... a mother who was making plans for a better life for herself and children loves her life under such strange circumstances.

    So, where was the abusive husband when this happened?

    RIP Deanna Ballman and her unborn baby girl.

    Prayers to her two beautiful children and her loved ones.




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    Autopsy: No Signs Of Trauma Found On Pregnant Motherís Body


    http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/...f-autopsy.html

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    More Craigslist Connections Found In Pregnant Mother's Death Investigation

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    "No evidence of trauma." There are a multitude of rare, fatal event which can occur in late pregnancy: amniotic fluid embolus, pulmonary embolus, etc.

    But it says she was found in the BACK seat of her car. Strange. One wonders about the soon-to-be-ex husband AND the well-known-to-LE person who posted the Craig's List ad.



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    The back seat could easily be explained by remembering she called her mother to say she wasn't feeling well. She might have pulled off the road and laid down in the back seat and died. The call to her mother was disconnected (possible cell phone battery died) and so she couldn't call 911 when she realized she was in trouble. It really depends on Livor mortis in the body that shows whether she died in the back seat or was moved there after death.

    The husband is in the Army and has a solid alibi, BTW. The person who posted the Craiglist ad is a local doctor. LEOs removed items from his home before the autopsy results came out. Normal procedure would be to remove any prescription or illicit drugs from the home to match in tox screens on the deceased. In addition to the possibility of a natural death, perhaps she ingested something at the doctor's home that led to her death. Since there were no obvious signs of trauma and she was 9 months pregnant, this will likely come down to further pathology tests on cell tissues and blood analysis.



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    Correction to my post #7


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    I meant to write loses her life under such strange circumstances.



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    Well if there is no trauma it sounds like it could be natural causes. Or ingestion of some poisonous substance. Hopefully the tox screen will tell.
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    So, the last known contact was by phone with her mom, saying she wasn't feeling well. Now her cell phone is missing?

    Interesting,
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    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...68/detail.html

    Ballman's cell phone, which is missing, was traced to Hampsted Village, which included the area where he car was eventually found and a pond, according to investigators. A dive team had searched the pond, looking for clues about her disappearance.




    PSSSSSS...............

    Ok. so the witness who located the car said there had been at least one other car or set of tires used in close proximity to where Deanna's car with her body were located. An accomplice?
    http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher...dDate=20120804
    Wilcox had been outside about 10:45 the night before -- when the moon shone overhead, lighting the trees -- and had not seen the car. The grass around the car was long in places, and had been matted down by at least one other set of tires, Wilcox said.
    "There's been another vehicle in there," he said.
    Last edited by fran; 08-05-2012 at 10:49 AM. Reason: to add PS



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    To me, obviously a very suspicious situation still.
    Hopefully they are able to figure out the cause of death eventually.
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