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    OH - Amy Phillips, 28, found murdered, Gahanna, 30 Oct 2005

    http://www.nbc4i.com/news/8435518/detail.html

    GAHANNA, Ohio -- Police said that a couple who were walking their dog came across a badly decomposed human skeleton on Sunday.


    "It was obviously human," said Gahanna police Sgt. Pat Millenbaugh.


    Investigators have yet to determine the person's exact age, but said the body was a white woman in her late teens or early 20s, NBC 4 reported.


    Police said that although there were no signs on trauma on the body, they are treating the death as a homicide.

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    I wonder if this might be related to any of the missing young women in the Columbus area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellybean
    http://www.nbc4i.com/news/8435518/detail.html

    GAHANNA, Ohio -- Police said that a couple who were walking their dog came across a badly decomposed human skeleton on Sunday.


    "It was obviously human," said Gahanna police Sgt. Pat Millenbaugh.


    Investigators have yet to determine the person's exact age, but said the body was a white woman in her late teens or early 20s, NBC 4 reported.


    Police said that although there were no signs on trauma on the body, they are treating the death as a homicide.

    ...

    I wonder if this might be related to any of the missing young women in the Columbus area?
    Oh, this gives me chills. There are so many women missing from that area......

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    In one sentence the article mentions that the remains had been buried in a shallow grave, then it says that the investigators don't think that the remains drifted there. Curious, the way it is worded.
    No clothing was found, with others that have been found usually they were clothed, partially clothed, or the clothing was found nearby.
    Those that have been found, I think were often found in a park or area outside the city. Usually they weren't buried.
    Of those missing, not located, I am sure there are some families there right now who don't know if they feel relieved or fearful. Very scary time, waiting to hear.
    For someone to take them to that particular area, and dig a shallow grave, it would almost be like they knew where they could go and spend time digging, without being caught. Esp. since the area was popular with walkers.
    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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    Stephanie Hummer was found within the city limits in 1994. She was partially nude. Guy was arrested in Jan. 2006, and hasn't gone to trial yet.
    http://www.nbc4i.com/news/6221124/de...s=col&psp=news

    It would help if they had given an estimate as to how long they think she might have been there.
    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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    Body identified

    They've identified the body and arrested a suspect...not any of the names mentioned above, but still a missing persons case solved and closure of some sort for a family. A sad story, though.

    http://www.wbns10tv.com/?sec=home&st...326273000.html


    http://www.columbusdispatch.com/news...p?story=177351

    http://www.columbusdispatch.com/news...p?story=177352

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    Amy Phillips

    She leaves behind a 9yr old daughter.

    Thoughts and prayers for her family and friends.

    fourboys

    Handicapped Woman Reported Missing For Weeks

    Classified Ad From Daughter

    Suspect Charged

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    This story just gets stranger and stranger. The man they have arrested became a suspect when his younger brother went in to talk to the police about the crime. The mother of the suspect has been arrested for tampering with evidence, allegedly for burying the shovel her son used to bury the body. And when police went to the family's house, the father of the suspect went into the house and committed suicide.

    Sounds like the family has known this whole time what happened to this young mother and stayed silent. I feel sort of bad for the younger brother, who tried to do the right thing by going to the police and has had his family ripped apart.

    http://www.nbc4i.com/news/8478039/detail.html


    So, so sad, the whole story.

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    From February 2007:

    http://www.columbusdispatch.com/news...p?story=244173

    A Gahanna man today admitted killing a developmentally disabled woman he had befriended, but offered no explanation why.

    Donald Coleman III, 25, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the death of 28-year-old Amy Phillips...

    According to police, Coleman and his mother devised a suicide plan so he could avoid arrest. They drove around looking for a spot where he could use a hose attached to the exhaust to die from carbon monoxide poisoning. For some reason they could not decide on a suitable location.




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