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    OH - William 'Bill' Comeans, 14, Columbus, 7 Jan 1980 - #1

    I admire this family for thinking outside the box to raise awareness about their loved one's case.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...usaolp00000009
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    Very unique! Like one of the comments said, it would be good to have an article about the case and what happened.

    Also, a good case for the Cold Case forum.


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    excellent idea!

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    Well, here's a good starting place. I'll do some more digging tonight.

    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/F...icides/Comeans
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmama View Post
    Well, here's a good starting place. I'll do some more digging tonight.

    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/F...icides/Comeans
    "The cause of death was strangulation. On two previous occasions, in September and October, William was attacked by two unknown males and was choked on both occasions."




    How strange. And it is very odd that he was allowed to go out walking around alone, after being attacked twice already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    "The cause of death was strangulation. On two previous occasions, in September and October, William was attacked by two unknown males and was choked on both occasions."




    How strange. And it is very odd that he was allowed to go out walking around alone, after being attacked twice already.
    I agree, very strange. Could this be a bullying situation gone awry?
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    it is so strange that they were labeled as 'unknown' males. If it was a bullying situation then he would probably know who they were. Maybe he did but did not want to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    it is so strange that they were labeled as 'unknown' males. If it was a bullying situation then he would probably know who they were. Maybe he did but did not want to say.
    Good point. It seems weird to me that there isn't some kind of basic description of his previous attackers since I would imagine they are the prime suspects.
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    A video made by Bill's sister (not a lot of new info but lots of pictures.)

    http://youtu.be/qmsuEQK4uZs
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmama View Post
    Well, here's a good starting place. I'll do some more digging tonight.

    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/F...icides/Comeans
    Hi, pdxmama --
    I saw this article yesterday and was hoping someone would start a thread for him. Thanks for doing so!

    Re the atty. gen.'s statement, is it possible this boy was roughed up by ****s for his paper route money?! The prior attacks do make it sound like he was targeted by bullies (I don't think bullies always have to be known to the victim). What a shame that he couldn't describe their faces.
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    So the good news is, when you type in Bill Comeans name into Google you get 13 pages of every news agency, blog and talk radio station having picked up the Twitter story. Brilliant.

    The bad news is that there is absolutely nothing else. This article from Nov. 1st, 1980 in a local paper is the only other thing I could find.

    This article states that Bill send threatening notes before he died and people on his street continued to get them after he died.

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=2179%2C129218
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    Several more google.news articles here:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=will...rce=newspapers

    Looks like an AP article and a UPI printed in several papers actually.

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    Facebook page, set up by his sister https://www.facebook.com/groups/158081960953860/

    ETA, I've read through a lot of posts and in one she describes a previous attack. Very brutal and it seems Bill may have been left for dead but he survived it. What was someone so determined to kill this kid? Horrifying.
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    Reading through the Facebook posts, it looks like the previous attacks were in September and October of 1979.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Several more google.news articles here:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=will...rce=newspapers

    Looks like an AP article and a UPI printed in several papers actually.
    Thank you for this! I'm going to start going through them, see if anything new pops out.
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