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    OH - Stephanie Hummer, 18, Columbus, 6 March 1994

    Police made an arrest Wednesday in the 1994 death of a Central Ohio college student.

    Officials said Jonathan J. Gravely, 35, was arrested in connection with the death of Stephanie Hummer.

    Sources said that Gravely recently pleaded guilty to failure to pay child support, NBC 4 reported.

    After his plea, his DNA was taken in accordance with Ohio law. Soon after, the state's DNA database made a match to evidence from Hummer's slaying.
    http://www.nbc4i.com/news/6221124/de...s=col&psp=news

    Jonathan J. Gravely, 35, was charged with one count of murder after a state DNA database turned up a match for him, police said.

    Sgt. Michael Woods said detectives are interviewing people involved in the case to determine if Gravely will face more charges in Stephanie Hummer's death.

    Hummer, a freshman from suburban Cincinnati, disappeared March 6, 1994. Police said she was likely abducted around 3:30 a.m. walking to a friend's house near the campus.

    Her body was found about 10 hours later in a field. She had been raped and died of a blow to the head.

    Gravely's DNA was on file in the database because of a prior arrest he had for failure to pay child support. His DNA was collected and added to the database last June, Woods said.

    Hundreds of people have been questioned since the slaying, and DNA testing ruled out several suspects.
    http://www.onnnews.com/Global/story....80342&nav=Lrzs
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    I thought this case was interesting, partly because of how he got caught. LOL, he didn't pay his child support, which resulted in an arrest and his DNA being taken. That led to the match.
    But I also had another reason.
    There are a number of missing females and murdered women in the Columbus, Ohio area. Some of the women are listed in the Julie Popovich forum.
    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthr...883#post944883
    Any thoughts on the crimes being related?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Arrest made in '94 slaying
    Stephanie Hummer was killed near OSU campus

    FINNEYTOWN - Family and friends of a slain Ohio State University student have gotten the news that they have waited nearly 12 years to hear: Someone has been charged with killing Stephanie Hummer.

    Police on Wednesday arrested 35-year-old Jonathan J. Gravely of Columbus after tracking him down at his job. Gravely was arrested after a DNA match through Ohio's Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS, pointed to him, police said.

    Gravely's DNA was in the database because of an earlier arrest for failure to pay child support.

    Until this week, his name had never come up in the in the investigation. Hundreds of others had been questioned over the years.

    More: http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...1180018/-1/rss
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    I thought this case was interesting, partly because of how he got caught. LOL, he didn't pay his child support, which resulted in an arrest and his DNA being taken. That led to the match.
    But I also had another reason.
    There are a number of missing females and murdered women in the Columbus, Ohio area. Some of the women are listed in the Julie Popovich forum.
    http://websleuths.com/forums/showthr...883#post944883
    Any thoughts on the crimes being related?
    I hope they run his DNA against the victims' and the DNA on the scenes of these recent murders, such as Julie Popovich, to see if he might've been involved. You never know.
    Rest in Peace to my best buddy and baby, Buster ~ He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Jan. 3, 2011. I miss you, Buster and love you with all my being.

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    He's not on the National SO database.

    From the Enquirer that PM posted:

    Police found Gravely at a labor pool site Wednesday, and during questioning he admitted to some involvement in the case, police said. He was charged with one count of murder, and is expected to be arraigned today in Franklin County.

    snip: Aside from the nonsupport case and some drinking and driving arrests, Gravely has no record of violent offenses, Woods said. Police said it didn't appear he was on the run the past 12 years.

    "He probably thought that after 12 years he was clear," Woods said.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Man Arrested In Student's 1994 Murder

    The Hummers say police told them Gravely confessed to the crime.

    Gravely was arrested at his job at a chemical plant in the Franklinton section of Columbus.
    http://www.wkrc.com/breaking/story.a...0-CB800A07FEA6

    I wonder if he worked second shift?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    More and more, DNA proving its worth

    Without DNA evidence, the 12-year-old slaying of Stephanie Hummer would remain shrouded in mystery, Clarence Elkins would still be in prison, and John G. Spirko Jr. would be dead.

    DNA is not CSI, it’s real life.

    Each test costs taxpayers about $1,500.

    Attorney General Jim Petro wants the law renewed, this time without a sunset date.

    Petro said he’d like lawmakers to debate whether to require DNA samples of people convicted of misdemeanors, likening the biological test to a simple fingerprint.

    "I think it’s an option worth investigating," Petro said. "We are now at all felonies and sexually oriented misdemeanors, serious misdemeanors. We take fingerprints of all people arrested."

    http://www.dispatch.com/news-story.p...120-A1-05.html

    Slaying suspect a high-school star

    The 35-year-old Columbus man jailed here on $1 billion bond went from high school track star to multiple offender involving drugs, alcohol and weapons.

    Now, a DNA test makes him the prime suspect in the 1994 abduction, rape and murder of Ohio State University freshman Stephanie Hummer, 18, of Finneytown.

    Jonathan J. Gravely, a 6-foot 1-inch, 220-pound sprinter on the Whetstone High School track team, graduated from the Columbus public school in 1989.

    Police arrested him Wednesday at a warehouse where he was working as a temporary laborer.

    During questioning, police said he made a statement about the killing.

    Robert J. Beck Jr., his public defender, told a judge Thursday he might move to suppress that statement.

    Police said it was a confession.

    According to court records, Gravely had 17 prior arrests in Franklin County from 1992 to 2001, mostly related to drug and alcohol use, driving violations and one weapons charge.

    He also was charged with reckless operation of a vehicle just 20 days after Hummer's disappearance.

    One thing is known about Gravely: He was an athlete and still holds the Whetstone High boys' track team records in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

    Gravely apparently tied another local record here Thursday - in court.

    "With the murder allegations, the possibility of a death penalty specification, the alleged defendant having been able to elude law enforcement for 12 years, I felt a bond that was substantial was appropriate," Franklin County Municipal Judge Scott VanDerKarr said.

    VanDerKarr set a $1 billion bond once before, in the case of a prostitution ring involving defendants who had foreign contacts with access to substantial amounts of money, he said.
    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...601200407/1056
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Stacey Beth Colbert, 22 disappeared from her apt. on 032298, body was found in Dec. 2004. Her skeleton was found buried under a mound of tree limbs and other debris in a cornfield in northern Delaware County.
    LE believes she may have known her attacker?
    http://www.charleyproject.org/resolved/resolved2.html

    http://staceybethcolbert.com/search.htm
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Kelli Ann Gilliard
    Went missing 12022004. Age 17. Classified Runaway. I haven't found the circumstances of her disappearance yet.
    Never found.

    http://www.findmissingkids.com/ohiom...gillilandk.htm

    According to this, she is believed to still be in the Columbus area. She would be an adult now.
    http://www.angelsmissing.com/forum/i...&mode=threaded
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    Mia Losey, 20

    Losey's mother said that at about 7 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2002, Losey left her family's home. She said Losey went to a club on West Broad Street, then known at El Grotto's, where she worked as a dancer.
    http://www.nbc4i.com/news/4985704/detail.html

    Body never found.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Patricia (Patti) Ann Adkins was last seen on June 29, 2001 at Honda of America Mfg., Inc., Marysville Automotive Plant, at the end of 2nd shift.

    Patti was to leave on a week long vacation with a male co-worker. The co-worker was contacted and it was discovered that he never left town and had no plans to do so.
    http://www.rinokids.com/Adults/Adkins/
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Ashley Lyn Howley
    Missing since June 16, 2004
    Classified as endangered missing.


    Howley dances under the stage name Skyy. Some agencies spell her middle name "Lynn."
    Medical Conditions: Howley was allegedly abusing cocaine prior to her disappearance.

    Howley moved to Columbus, Ohio from her home in Michigan in 2002 and got a job as an exotic dancer at the Dockside Dolls club in the 2200 block of east Dublin-Granville Road. Her friends report that she began using cocaine after taking the job and that her live-in boyfriend was abusing her.

    At 3:13 a.m. June 16, 2004, Howley called the police to say her boyfriend had hit her on the head, choked her, and threatened to kill her. She refused medical treatment. This was the last confirmed time she has been heard from. The car she had been driving, a gold 1995 Pontiac Bonneville with Ohio license plates numbered ER94JA, which belonged to one of her friends, disappeared with her.

    This information has not been confirmed. Howley's boyfriend is the prime suspect in her disappearance. He was on probation at the time of her disappearance but the probation was revoked in October 2004 because he had not attended counseling, had tested positive for cocaine, and there was evidence that he assaulted Howley the day she vanished.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...ey_ashley.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Suspect claims he had sex with Hummer, girlfriend says

    The fiance of accused killer Jonathan J. Gravely defended her live-in boyfriend today, saying he only admits to having sex with Stephanie Hummer in the early morning hours before her murder.

    Shay Fontes, 35, of Piedmont Road on Columbus’ northeast side, said that contrary to what prosecutors said when Gravely was arraigned in Franklin County Municipal Court Thursday, Gravely never confessed to killing the 18-year-old Ohio State University freshman from Finneytown in March 1994.

    Fontes said Gravely told her and police that he had sex with Hummer, hence the match to his DNA -- taken in June because of his felony conviction for failing to pay child support.

    Asked why Gravely never came forward during the nearly 12 years since the murder, Fontes said, “I don’t know.’’

    “Jon is a good person. Anyone that knows Jon, he’s never raised his voice at me, or anyone. He’s not that type of person,’’ Fontes said. ’’I feel so bad for her family, and I know it looks bad because of the DNA, but this is one of those cases where I am confident that it’s going to turn around. I know it looks horrible right now. Just because he had sex with her doesn’t mean he’s guilty of killing her.’’

    Fontes and her four daughters have lived with Gravely, 35, for four years. “He’s helped me raise and take care of them. He has always been good to my kids…They love him,’’ she said of her four teenagers. She said Gravely also has a son by a prior relationship.
    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...011/1056/rss02

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/...nnel=ohio_news
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    This has become the standard tactic when a suspect's DNA is found on the victim. He claims to have had consensual sex with the victim. A decade ago, defense lawyers would challenge the accuracy of the DNA tests. Now, the defense claims consensual sex.

    The suspect is apparently going to claim that he met Stephanie Hummer around 3:30 am, and had sex with her. She then was "killed by someone else." However, there may be a plea bargain where the suspect pleads guilty to avoid the death penalty.

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