02-23-2015, 09:28 PM #1
SC - Dorothy Kay Olbert, 50, Beaufort County, 5 February 1975
Beaufort County deputies seeking information in cold cases
Feb 5, 2015
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Beaufort County sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in solving two cold cases from 40 years ago.
The sheriff's office said this week that deputies are still investigating the death of 50-year-old Dorothy Kay Olbert of Hilton Head Island.
She was found dead outside her vehicle 40 years ago Wednesday near the back gate of a gated community. She died from a blow to the head.
Dorothy Kay Olbert
On 02-04-1975, Dorothy Kay Olbert (50-years-old) was reported missing by her husband around midnight after she failed to return to their Hilton Head Island residence from a church meeting. At approximately 12:45 am on 02-05-1975, she was discovered deceased lying outside her vehicle near the back gate of Shipyard Plantation. Forensic autopsy revealed she died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
Numerous interviews were conducted, as well as forensic examination of evidence collected at the scene but no suspects have been identified.
The motive for her murder was not apparent, as she had no known enemies. The limited technology available in 1975, failed to forensically link anyone to the crime.
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Answers sought on 1975 Hilton Head cold case
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about a woman found dead outside of her car 41 years ago.
Hilton Head Island resident Dorothy Kay Olbert, 50, was reported missing by her husband around midnight Feb. 4, 1975, after she did not return to her home following a church meeting, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.
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