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    OH - Raechelle Wright, 30, Shadeville, 3 June 2010

    I did a search and this missing person is listed in Namus and also the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, but she does not have a thread on Websleuths. So I’m creating a thread for this missing person on Websleuths.


    Putting together a summary of what is known about Raechelle L. Wright.


    Raechelle L. Wright, 30, Shadeville, Ohio, 3 June 2010, Namus MP # 21909


    Physical Characteristics


    Missing From: Shadeville, Ohio


    Date Last Seen: June 3, 2010


    Age Last Seen: 30


    Gender: Female


    Race/Ethnicity: White


    Height: 5’1’


    Weight: 115


    Hair Color: Red/Auburn


    Eye Color: Blue


    Piercings: Lower lip, ears


    Circumstances: Raechelle Wright was apparently fishing with a group of friends along the Scioto River in Shadeville on June 3, 2010 when she went into the water and was swept away by strong river currents. Her body has never been found.


    Contact: Anyone that has any additional information or questions regarding this case should contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 614-525-3310.


    Case Report Links:


    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/21909/6/


    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/F...-Adults/Wright
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    I do acknowledge that the circumstances of Raechelle Wright’s disappearance are totally different from the other women that have disappeared between Columbus, Chillicothe, and Portsmouth.

    I also do acknowledge that there is a possibility that Raechelle Wright’s body could have been snagged by underwater debris in the Scioto River. But if her body was not snagged by underwater debris in the Scioto River, then her body should have surfaced and been found somewhere a long time ago.

    I don’t know if Raechelle Wright’s disappearance is connected in anyway with the other women that have disappeared along U.S. Route 23 between Columbus, Chillicothe, and Portsmouth, but the circumstances of Raechelle’s disappearance appears to be suspicious.

    The other women that have disappeared and are still missing between Columbus, Chillicothe, and Portsmouth along U.S. Route 23 in Ohio are:


    Franklin County


    Jayme Bowen disappeared on April 10, 2014 from the south side of Columbus.


    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...an-Trafficking


    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/F...g-Adults/Bowen


    Holly Logan disappeared December 2014 from the south side of Columbus.


    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...-December-2014


    Ross County


    Tiffany Sayre disappeared on May 11, 2015 from Chillicothe, Ohio


    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...he-11-May-2015


    Wanda Jean Jackson-Lemons disappeared on October 3, 2014 from Chillicothe, Ohio.


    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...-November-2014


    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/F...-Adults/Lemons


    Charlotte Trego disappeared on May 3, 2014 from Chillicothe, Ohio.


    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...the-3-May-2014


    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/F...g-Adults/Trego


    Scioto County


    Megan Nicole Lancaster disappeared on April 1, 2013 from Portsmouth, Ohio.


    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...egan+Lancaster


    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/F...ults/Lancaster


    Melissa Blevins disappeared on February 21, 2010 from Portsmouth, Ohio.


    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/F...Adults/Blevins

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    When looking at the Raechelle L. Wright case link from the Namus and Ohio Attorney General Office websites, you’ll notice that they list two different areas where Raechelle disappeared from.

    Raechelle is listed as disappeared from Lockbourne in the Namus website while she is listed as disappeared from Shadeville in the Ohio Attorney General Office website.

    The Ohio Attorney General Office website is correct that Raechelle L. Wright disappeared from Shadeville.

    Shadeville is a small unincorporated hamlet located south of Columbus at the intersection of U.S. Route 23 and State Route 665 in southern Franklin County. The Scioto River is about ¼ mile west of that intersection.

    Lockbourne is a village located 2 ¼ miles southeast of Shadeville from U.S. Route 23. The Scioto River in Shadeville is 2 ½ miles from Lockbourne. The post office in Lockbourne serves as the local post office for Shadeville.

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    And she disappeared on the 3rd of the month as did at least 3 of the other missing women in that area.
    Is it known if she had a drug problem or had recently been to or completed any kind of rehab in that area?
    I believe another girl that went missing was believed to have drowned in the Scioto River. Her name was Shasta Himelrick. Her death was suspicious as there was blood found on the headrest & inside the car but her death was ruled a suicide. There was an unsent text on her phone to her boyfriend which I'm guessing is the reason her death was ruled a suicide.
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=266607
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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenBea13 View Post
    Is it known if she had a drug problem or had recently been to or completed any kind of rehab in that area?

    The Columbus news media reported several days after her disappearance that she had an alcohol problem. An online check of the local court records revealed that she had been charged with parental neglect and also had been charged with various traffic related offenses.

    I also found additional details concerning the circumstances of Raechelle Wright’s disappearance from the Columbus news media.


    Search again halted for woman's body in river

    The Franklin County sheriff’s office hadn’t released the identity of the woman who had been missing since 12:20 a.m. Thursday morning. The search was called off due to storms and the swift river current.

    A member of the Pickaway County water rescue team told a reporter that they sonared the river and didn’t pick anything up on the sonar.

    The search continued this morning starting where the Rt. 665 bridge crosses the river, where she disappeared, and following the river into Pickaway County.

    Three men told authorities they were fishing and drinking on the river bank when the woman had an argument with her boyfriend. The woman stepped out into the river and was carried away by the current.


    Source:
    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor..._up_again.html


    Woman swept away in Scioto is identified


    Rachelle L. Wright, 30, of Columbus, was identified by Franklin County sheriff deputies as the woman who was swept away in the Scioto River in southern Franklin County and had been missing since Thursday.

    The search for the missing woman had been hampered by storms and fast currents.

    Raechelle Wright’s fiancé told a reporter that he was with Raechelle when she went into the river and that she had a history of alcohol use. He also told the reporter that Raechelle had been drinking too much before she waded into the river.


    Source:
    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor...dentified.html



    Police ID Woman Who Likely Drowned In Scioto River


    WBNS-TV reported that Raechelle Wright was identified by authorities as the missing woman who likely drowned after wading into the Scioto River in southern Franklin County.

    WBNS-TV also showed a picture of the high water in the Scioto River where Raechelle Wright vanished from at the State Route 665 bridge.


    Source:
    http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/...ight-body.html

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    I researched the weather conditions for the Columbus area at the time of Raechelle’s disappearance.

    The weather had been overcast at the time Raechelle had vanished on the river bank at 12:20 a.m. on the morning of Thursday June 3, 2010.

    But a few hours before she had vanished on the river bank, there had been heavy thunderstorms and rain between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., light thunderstorms and rain between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and overcast between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to Midnight during the evening of Wednesday June 2, 2010.


    Sources:


    http://www.wunderground.com/history/...lyHistory.html


    http://www.wunderground.com/history/...lyHistory.html


    I do know that south of Columbus, the Scioto River flows into the Ohio River at Portsmouth. I also know that at Portsmouth, the Ohio River flows toward Cincinnati and all the way down to the Mississippi River.

    It was reported by the Columbus news media that Raechelle Wright was swept away in the Scioto River at Shadeville. I just wonder how far along the Scioto River south of Shadeville that the water rescue team searched the river with their sonar equipment.

    My thinking is that if Raechelle Wright’s body wasn’t snagged by underwater river debris somewhere, the swift river currents could have moved her body farther down along the Scioto River or even into the Ohio River from the location where she had vanished. And her body should have surfaced and been found somewhere a long time ago.

    But if her body wasn’t snagged by underwater river debris, and her body hasn’t surfaced anywhere along the river, and the sonar equipment didn’t pick up any indication of a body in the river, then the circumstances surrounding Raechelle Wright’s disappearance is definitely suspicious.

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    Do you think she could possibly a UID? When I get home tonight I'll start looking thru the UID on the website, do you have a picture of Raechelle? Or any description of her to possibly match up to a UID?
    Seems like it might be me & you only on this one!!! Talk to ya soon!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenBea13 View Post
    Do you think she could possibly a UID? When I get home tonight I'll start looking thru the UID on the website, do you have a picture of Raechelle? Or any description of her to possibly match up to a UID?

    Seems like it might be me & you only on this one!!! Talk to ya soon!!


    I just found out that her full name is Raechelle Lea Wright.

    It could be possible that she could be an UNID somewhere if her remains were found.

    I found some more pictures of Raechelle Lea Wright. I wasn't able to insert her pictures on to the thread, so I have to attach the pictures as an attachment on the thread.

    The first photo of Raechelle with the red hair is from the Ohio Attorney General Office website.

    The second photo is a photo of Raechelle with blonde hair that is combed back.

    The third photo is a cropped photo from her memorial services poster. Raechelle has long blond hair in that photo.

    I checked her case report links again on Namus and the Ohio Attorney General website.

    I find it odd that the case reports and the news media didn't provide any information concerning the clothing that Raechelle Lea Wright was wearing at the time of her disappearance.

    Here's the information from Namus and the Ohio Attorney General websites that I was able to put together concerning the description of Raechelle Lea Wright.


    Raechelle L. Wright, 30, Shadeville, Ohio, 3 June 2010, Namus MP # 21909


    Physical Characteristics


    Missing From: Shadeville, Ohio


    Date Last Seen: June 3, 2010


    Age Last Seen: 30


    Gender: Female


    Race/Ethnicity: White


    Height: 5’1’


    Weight: 115


    Hair Color: Red/Auburn


    Eye Color: Blue


    Piercings: Lower lip, ears


    Circumstances: Raechelle Wright was apparently fishing with a group of friends along the Scioto River in Shadeville on June 3, 2010 when she went into the water and was swept away by strong river currents. Her body has never been found.


    Contact: Anyone that has any additional information or questions regarding this case should contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 614-525-3310.


    Case Report Links:


    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/21909/6/


    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/F...-Adults/Wright
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    OH - Raechelle L. Wright, 30, Shadeville, 3 June 2010, Namus MP # 21909

    Well if she was in fact with guys when she supposedly went under, it makes sense that no description of clothing is listed. That just isn't something guys would pay attention to unless they were a significant other. Was any of the guys her boyfriend or were they just guys she hung out with? (No offense if you happen to be a male, just my experience they aren't as observant as females, we tend to be quite nosy that way..hehe)
    I know you can't really judge a person by pictures alone, but if I had to guess, she was in to drugs. Which leads me to think they were all out there hanging out, doing drugs of their choice, possibly really fishing too & she possibly OD'd & the guys came up with a story that she just stepped in to the water, which why would someone just "step off in to the water"? So that was just their cover & so far it seems to be covering their tails quite well. I wish we knew the names of the guys that were supposedly with her that night. Or any friends at all really. They could give us insight to a normal day for Raechelle to her demeanor around that time. Was she into drugs, drinking, partying? Was she happy, sad, angry, depressed? Did she have a boyfriend or a recent break up? Kids? Family? It seems there is nothing or no one out there looking for her, at least not that I could find with a quick Google search of her name.
    ETA: Just went back & re-read all your previous posts on this thread, some of these questions you already answered, forgive me I'm just now getting to really read instead of skim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenBea13 View Post
    Well if she was in fact with guys when she supposedly went under, it makes sense that no description of clothing is listed. That just isn't something guys would pay attention to unless they were a significant other.

    You have a very good point here about guys not being observant of the clothing that gals are wearing unless they were a significant other.

    One fact that was reported in the news media was that all involved had been drinking while fishing along the river bank. The possibility that Raechelle passed out from alcohol intoxication and fell into the river cannot be ruled out.

    I also cannot rule out your theory regarding drug use and the possibility that an OD was involved.

    The fact that her body has never been found has me also wondering if something happened to Raechelle at another location far away from the river bank.


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    Or she was taken to another place far from the riverbank. In order to cover their, the friends, butts it would make sense to place the mp at a certain place when in fact the mp was never at that spot or even remotely close to it. Really there is no telling where she or her body could be by now.

    Do you think there is any chance Raechelle planned this? She could've went under, swam a little ways underwater, it was probably pretty dark, then popped up down or up the river, got out of the water & hightailed it as far away as possible? Did she possibly have a disagreement with anyone? Or maybe a lovers quarrel, abusive boyfriend/spouse? A pimp she wanted away from or drug dealer she owed money to? Those all seem like realistic reasons to run if you're really scared for your life. Imo anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenBea13 View Post
    Or she was taken to another place far from the riverbank. In order to cover their, the friends, butts it would make sense to place the mp at a certain place when in fact the mp was never at that spot or even remotely close to it. Really there is no telling where she or her body could be by now.

    Do you think there is any chance Raechelle planned this? She could've went under, swam a little ways underwater, it was probably pretty dark, then popped up down or up the river, got out of the water & hightailed it as far away as possible? Did she possibly have a disagreement with anyone? Or maybe a lovers quarrel, abusive boyfriend/spouse? A pimp she wanted away from or drug dealer she owed money to? Those all seem like realistic reasons to run if you're really scared for your life. Imo anyway.
    I don’t think Raechelle had any plans to disappear and certainly not by wading into the river and swimming underwater a little ways. I do know that the underwater currents in the river are always very strong.

    Over the years there have been plenty of folks in the Columbus area that have gotten caught and have drowned from the undertow in the river currents. The undertow from the underwater currents in the river acts like a drowning machine if you happen to get caught in it.

    I don’t know if Raechelle had a disagreement or quarrel with anyone or if she was in any of the bad situations that you have suggested prior to her sudden disappearance.

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    Found this while searching, not sure if he was the boyfriend she was with, but she is listed as his wife & that she preceded him in death.

    http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/dispa...&preview=false
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    Yes, she liked to drink, she was bipolar manic depressive and suffering from PTSD. Her fiance and our cousin were with her that night and jumped in the river after her. The current was too strong and all of them had been drinking. Professional divers couldn't even handle the current long enough to find her, four counties joined in the search, to no avail. Every effort has been made to find her. Once, a woman drove into the Scioto River WITH HER ENTIRE CAR and she wasn't found for 7 years. So my barely 100 lb. twin sister might never be found. I really appreciate that there are people out there who don't even know her that care about her case... so thank you all, I am FINALLY chiming in after 6 years, we still haven't found her. Any help you can provide is GREATLY appreciated.

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    MY SISTER WAS NOT A PROSTITUTE. And honestly, how many times have you visited the Scioto River? How many drownings have been reported there?

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