Well if he could be in wooded areas or scarcely used property, then they should conduct another search starting with wooded areas near Hilliard, since that's where his phone pinged from 6 months after. I know that it was believed to be a fluke on the phone company's part, but maybe there's some reason it pinged from that specific tower. Is that the closest one to where his phone was located at the time? Unless that's just the closest one to Columbus in general, I don't know
Wow! I never heard this before! That would make a lot of sense though if his body was dumped near there.
One of the quickest ways out of Ugly Tuna/campus area(and one of the most frequently used) is to take Lane Ave. and head west about 10-15 minutes. You would pop out near Hilliard which is mostly very sparse and rural. Then it would be easy to take a back road west again another few minutes towards a field or wooded spot- lots of open areas and very dark out there.