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    How horrible. I haven't read the links yet. To clarify, did the crime involve rape? What kind of evidence did LE collect? The board, rape kit, the cord? I'll read the links now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by :+:MrTT:+: View Post
    Can you tell me, because I have not looked for or seen a description, but was this retarded man black? A negro they may have called him back then?
    The retarded man was a 25 year old white man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerosleuth View Post
    I found some visual aids that will help everyone out here on this case.




    The above photo is a map of Graceland Shopping Center. The Woolco Department Store was on the left at the far part of Graceland.






    The above photo was taken in 1973 showing the north side view of Graceland Shopping Center. You can see Woolco and the tree line behind Woolco in the picture. On the right from Woolco, there was a cinema that was next to the bowling alley. The cinema was close to Woolco. The railing that Christie Lynn Mullins sat down is to your right near the trees.




    The above photo was taken in 1970 showing what the front of Woolco looked like back then. Christie Lynn Mullins was last seen in the area that was away from the right side of the Woolco Department Store building.
    Wow, cool vintage pic...the cars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerosleuth View Post



    Here is a photo of the Graceland Cinema that was taken in 1979 at Graceland Shopping Center.

    Look at the bottom left hand part of the photo. You will see the railing that I was talking about. The railing is actually a white metal guard rail next to the trees. The white metal guard rail still exists today.

    The Woolco Department Store went out of business sometime during the late 1980's. The Woolco building was torn down in 2008. A fitness center gym now stands where the Woolco Department Store used to be.
    Animal House was playing, wow.

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    Question Nero, have you come across any similar crimes in the area around that time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by margarita25 View Post
    Question Nero, have you come across any similar crimes in the area around that time?
    Margarita, there were other crimes in the area around that time. But I don't believe they were connected in any way to the Christie Mullins murder case.

    The body of a 15 year old high school girl was found in a ditch along a road in suburban Reynoldsburg in September 1974. That murder is still unsolved.

    The body of a 15 year old high school girl was found in the woods near Brookhaven High School in Columbus in November 1974. I remember that one very well. A man was arrested and jailed in early 1975 for that crime. He was convicted in June 1975 and is still in prison for that murder. That murder is probably 3 or 4 miles from where Christie Lynn Mullins was found murdered.

    The body of an 17 year old high school girl was found in March 1975 in a ditch along a rural road in the eastern part of Franklin County. A man was arrested in 2012 for the 1975 murder and is now in prison for that crime. I don't know if the March 1975 murder is connected with the September 1974 murder.

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    These cold cases are soooooo challenging, with the lapse in time, as well as limited forensic tools back then that we have today...

    So, skimming the article above, it appears he confessed?
    http://www.columbusmonthly.com/June-...ourt-a-Part-1/

    Was dna ever collected and retested?

    Sorry if all this is above, I'm trying to cook and clean at the same time...maybe I should come back and read after my chores are done, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margarita25 View Post
    These cold cases are soooooo challenging, with the lapse in time, as well as limited forensic tools back then that we have today...

    So, skimming the article above, it appears he confessed?
    http://www.columbusmonthly.com/June-...ourt-a-Part-1/

    Was dna ever collected and retested?
    I don't know if dna was ever collected and retested from this murder case.

    Yes, it appeared that he confessed to the crime. I found two newspaper articles from the Google News Archive Search about his acquittal on the murder charge in December 1977.

    Take a look at what the articles say why he confessed to the crime that he never committed in the first place. You wouldn't believe it.

    Mentally Retarded Man Acquitted In Murder
    Toledo Blade
    Toledo, Ohio
    Wednesday, December 21, 1977

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=5840,4715432


    Retarded Man Wins Murder Case
    The News & Courier
    Charleston, South Carolina
    Wednesday, December 21, 1977

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=2059,5018585


    I also found another link that gives details of his wrongful conviction from the Christie Lynn Mullins murder case.

    http://forejustice.org/db/fc/Carmen--Jack-Allen.html

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    Looking at the railing in the photos, I don't know if even today it would be under watch by cameras. It's just a railing in front of the woods. It's not the parking lot or part of the store or anything that is generally watched and protected. I never would have thought of it if not for this case, but it really is a blind area. Although I'm sure it didn't seem that way at all to Christie since, while sitting there she could see the store, the parking lot, the road, other shoppers.

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    After I finished reading the article yesterday about Christie's murder, I was pulled away from my computer to watch the movie Life of Pi. What a double emotional whammy it was trying to digest both of these in one day!

    A rumor that circulated relative to this case is that a neighbor (male witness - the one who called 911 after 'discovering' Christie's body in the woods) swam in the Broadmeadows pool with a naked Carol, Christie's 14 year old friend who supposedly received multiple phone calls from a radio DJ inviting her to a cheerleading contest, at midnight one night. I'm unclear about which night that may have happened but sounded as if it may have been the night before the crime occured. MOTIVE? Later, a somewhat credible witness (the mother of the female witness, who is the wife of the male witness) took the stand and said that, while in the car with both of the witnesses, Henry stated, "they would teach her a lesson" and/or "that would teach her to keep her damn mouth shut". One fact known is that Henry had a key to gain entrance to the pool. Did Christie feel it was wrong that Henry swam in the pool with an underage Carol after hours? Was she going to tell somebody after Carol told her? Or had she already told somebody? The writer pointed out that Carol's (16 at time of trial) demeanor on the stand was mature but odd. She seemed amused and appeared to be "holding back a grin" while she testified about her friend's horrible fate. She also stated she didn't know Christie very well.

    Many people expressed being fearful of Henry and Tommy who are brothers. Henry is the male witness. Not much other info is revealed about Tommy such as where he lived or why people were afraid of him. A neighbor claimed that he saw cord similar to the cord found on the victim hanging in Henry's garage.

    According to the victim's sister, Kim, Carol returned to the pool to pick up Christie before walking over to Woolco. Carol claimed that while walking with her little sister she met Christie on the sidewalk along the way, therefore she sent her sister back home. They never put Carol's sister on the stand to verify Carol's story. Christie was found wearing her bathing suit bottoms underneath her jeans. The coroner testified that there wasn't any evidence a rape occurred and that Christie was still a virgin (that would mean her hymen was still intact). In this case, rape wasn't the motive.

    There are more discrepancies to contemplate. There's alot to digest.
    I 100 percent suspect the male witness, Henry. The fact that they charged the handicapped man with this crime is scary and an example of why people may not always trust the justice system. Even though Jack Carmen was acquitted, after spending over two years locked up, the fact he was locked up in the first place is difficult to understand after combing over the facts of the case.

    There is still so much more to ponder.


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    A few more discrepancies ~

    The son of the female witness (Pam) and stepson of Henry, who was 10 at the time of the crime, 12 when he testified, said that what Henry and Pam testified to isn't what happened. He said his s-dad left the house around noon and was gone for at least 30 to 45 minutes the day Christie was murdered. He said they found Henry's sandal with a broken strap on the path leading up to where the body was found behind a tree. He testified that Henry picked Christie's comb up off the ground and threw it into the weeds where "nobody would find it". This young boy said he told his bio father and stepmom what happened not long after. His father said they feared for the young boy's life which is why they kept quiet for a long time. Poor kid.

    And then, of course, there's the fact that the family coincidently arrived upon the crime scene for no logical reason whatsoever and preceeded to muck up the crime scene by adding their DNA all over the place. Pam checked Christie's pulse, Henry threw the 2x4 board used to bash Christie's head in that was still positioned on her face (???) and then he left his shirt over her face (so respectful, eh?) before going to Woolco to call the cops. Who goes to the store without wearing shoes? Henry does! He said he didn't wear shoes driving over to the store. They parked right where, according to Carol, Christie was last seen sitting on the railing. Imo, Carol knew something was going to happen to Christie and led her to that exact spot. Afterall, instead of going to Christie's house or looking for her back at the pool, Carol simply moved onto another friend's house without caring why Christie disappeared.

    Their stories are unbelievable and I can't fathom how they passed LE's muster test, if they even had any at the time. I see why nero brought the case to our attention but have no clue what we can do about it. Even Barney Fife could see the light at the end of this case. It is so wrong. Now I'm in a complete tizzy. Ugh!

    Do they still have the cord? The shirt? Anything? They should reopen this case for sure. Are Christie's parents still living? Her sister probably is. The whole thing sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerosleuth View Post
    Thank you for letting me know that the first link isn't working. I found a new link to the Ohio Attorney General website to search Ohio cold cases. Type in Christie Mullins in the search field at the link and it'll take you to another link to view details about the cold case.

    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/L...Search-Results

    I believe that the phone call from the so called disc jockey was a prank phone call intended to lure the victim. I don't believe there was any kind of a sponsored public event on that day at the shopping center.

    About the girl who received threatening phone calls after her court testimony, the Columbus news media reported that her parents contacted police and a 19 year old man was arrested for aggravated menacing and telephone harassment. It turned out that the father of the 19 year old man charged with the threatening phone calls was an attorney. I don't know if the calls stopped after the 19 year old man was arrested.
    nero, all I get is a one line description that Christie was hit 3 to 4 times with a 2x4 causing her to expire. They offer a link to submit tips. Are they kidding? Get a detective to go over the case. Unbelievable. It's as if there was never an arrest, a trial or any other evidence gathered. I guess justice doesn't matter in exchange for her young life. Incredible. 1800 plus other unsolved homicides. Christie's should not remain unsolved. I need to go hug my dog in order to calm down.

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    Woe.be.gone, thank you for all of your information.

    I had to confess, I am not too surprised to hear a few of these facts brought out.

    I can say that, at the time, no one would have thought a young girl like Carol could lead her friend to harm. And then not be overcome by remorse when such a terrible thing happens. So, I understand them not doublechecking her.

    The person I don't understand them looking into would be the male witness who wandered around the crime scene with his entire family.

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    Christie's Murderer-Where Is He Now And Why?

    I'm attaching two .pdf files of a newspaper article that was published in the Columbus Dispatch on Wednesday December 21, 1977.

    The newspaper article is Christie's Murderer-Where Is He Now And Why?

    The article has some very interesting information and it was written the day after the Christie Lynn Mullins murder trial had ended.

    The article lambasted the police and prosecutors lack of interest in reopening the Christie Lynn Mullins murder investigation.

    The article also echoed the public's opinion that the murder case has not been solved and that justice hasn't been served for Christie Lynn Mullins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by December View Post
    Looking at the railing in the photos, I don't know if even today it would be under watch by cameras. It's just a railing in front of the woods. It's not the parking lot or part of the store or anything that is generally watched and protected. I never would have thought of it if not for this case, but it really is a blind area. Although I'm sure it didn't seem that way at all to Christie since, while sitting there she could see the store, the parking lot, the road, other shoppers.
    The railing looks like its a blind area to me too. Why would Christie agree to sit and wait there in the first place? My guess is because she was only 14 years old and trusted her friend. I think I might have told the 'friend' that I'm going along with her to Woolco. It seems like a setup to me but that doesn't mean Carol knew that Christie was going to be killed. Carol's demeanor on the stand was described as being odd and, from what I read, she didn't express sadness about what happened to Christie.

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