OH OH - Christopher J. Below, suspected Serial Killer

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  1. s_finch

    s_finch New Member

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    I literally stumbled across this guy last night while searching SC's missing persons and found he is suspected in the Kristina Porco case which happened in Hilton Head Island. Further down are links that I assembled last night. There isn't very much known about him but LE suspects he is a serial killer, possibly the murderer of Heather Teague, and the most troubling aspect is that his first parole review is next year, 2012!!

    Links to info about Christopher J. Below

    http://mja--inc--investigations.web...8-christopher-j-below-suspected-serial-killer

    http://byginamace.blogspot.com/2009/11/dark-secrets-of-christopher-below-part.html (PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE TWO MORE POSTS ON THIS SITE RELATING TO THIS STORY)

    http://findcarrie.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=missinga&action=print&num=1100486807

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/406833/missing_pieces_interview_transcript.html?cat=2

    http://www.truecrimereport.com/2009/11/who_took_heather_danyelle_teag.php

    (Please note: Sara Teague, Heather's mother, is not completely confident with the LE line of thought in this case, as you can read in "The Missing Pieces" interview. I was surprised to find this out. )

    http://www.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch/Search.aspx (This is Ohio Offender lookup--just type in "Below" for last name and he will pop up)

    I'll add more info in the next post.
     
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  3. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Kristina Porco, 16, November 29, 1986 -- Hilton Head Island, SC
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/porco_kristina.html


    Shaylene Farrell, 18, August 8, 1994 -- Piqua, OH
    OH OH - Shaylene Marie Farrell, 18, Piqua, 8 Aug 1994 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community


    Heather Teague, 23, August 26, 1995 -- Spottsville, KY
    KY KY - Heather Teague, 23, Spottsville, 26 Aug 1995 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community


    Mary Kushto, 43, May 5, 1998 -- St Cloud, FL
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/k/kushto_mary.html


    He was convicted of manslaughter in the death of 26-year-old Kathern Fetzer, November 26, 1991, in Medina, OH. Her remains have never been found.
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/f/fetzer_kathern.html

    http://findcarrie.blogspot.com/2005/11/disappearance-of-heather-teague.html
     
  4. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Dark Secrets of Christopher Below -- Part I
    Part II: Vanishing Point
    Wednesday, November 11, 2009
     
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    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Well, the timing and location fit Jennifer Olson. I'm going to look around for more information.
     
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    Backwoods New Member

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    Thanks and good luck, bessie. I just looked back over Jennifer Olson's thread (very brief) and now I recall how hard it was for us to find much of anything. I hope you can scare up more stuff than we did.

    I wish we could find a picture of her...
     
  8. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    I'm afraid I didn't have much luck on a first try, BW. I didn't even find pay-per-view articles about JO.

    According to the statements in this article, as of 2001, it was an open case.
    http://www.lowcountrynewspapers.net/archive/node/76509

    Below lived in SC and KY during the 80's and 90's. Kristina Porco disappeared from a condominium complex in November 1986. Olson was staying with her family at a resort hotel when she was killed in July 1989. I don't see why Below would've been ruled out unless he had a strong alibi that placed him elsewhere when Olson was killed.
     
  9. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Hilton Head Death Said Unrelated to Assaults
    Sheriff: Cobb Woman's Slaying Not Connected

    In this preview of a ppv article, the Beaufort County sheriff said he didn't believe JO's murder was related to the rash of assaults which occurred in June and July, 1989. His statement was probably based on the fact that the suspect in those crimes was an African American man, Darryl Youmans, and an eyewitness saw JO leave the Westin lobby with a caucasian man. But that still doesn't explain whether or not Below was ruled out.
     
  10. oliviad

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    Does anyone know if they have considered him in Tammy Zywicki's abduction and murder?

    (from IowaColdCases.com)

    "On Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992, Tammy J. Zywicki, a 21-year-old Grinnell College student, departed Evanston, Illinois, to return to school in Grinnell, Iowa, where she was expected to arrive that evening. Later that day, Zywicki’s car — a 1985 Pontiac T1000 with New Jersey license plates — was found by an Illinois State Trooper and ticketed as being abandoned.

    On Sept. 1, 1992, Zywicki’s body was located along Interstate Highway 44 (I-44) in rural Lawrence County, Missouri, located between Springfield and Joplin.

    She’d reportedly last been seen with her car at mile marker 83 in central Illinois sometime between 3:10 and 4 p.m. on Aug. 23, 1992. Witnesses reported seeing a tractor-trailer near Zywicki’s vehicle during this time period.

    In January 1993, an unnamed eyewitness placed a call to the task force, stating she’d seen Zywicki pulled to the side of the road and that a man was with [Zywicki], watching as the young girl struggled to fix her car.

    The witness described the man — allegedly the tractor-trailer’s driver — as a white male between 35 and 40 years of age, over six feet tall, and having dark, bushy hair.
    "

    Below:

    Matches the physical description
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    Was active in the early-to-mid 1990s, around the time Tammy was abducted

    Was active in the same region Tammy was abducted

    Was a truck driver

    Was known to pick up girls who were lost, having car trouble, or simple travelling alone along interstates

    Had been rejected by the Marines less than a year before Tammy was abducted.


    What does everyone else think?
     
  11. Armchair-reader

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    This guy should be getting out very very soon unless he was charged with something else that I can't find. Am I right on this? oh please tell me I missed something. I'm feeling nervous.
     
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    Owutatangledweb Well-Known Member

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    Owutatangledweb Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome. Makes me nervous too.
     
  15. Raindancemaggie10

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    I'm just learning of Christopher Below, happened upon his name while looking for information on Shaylene Farrell. I'm curious as to why LE believes he could be responsible for all of these abductions? Was this based on proximity alone? Is there more information than what has been made available?

    Where is the jump from a male murdering his mistress who planned to break it off, to suspected serial killer abducting women in public? I'm just trying to make the connection. Thanks!
     
  16. Armchair-reader

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    He apparently worked with one of the victims. The police found a missing persons flier of another vic in his home.
    It seems all circumstantial. He was a truck driver and can be placed in the area of abductions. I still don't understand how they are linking him to Shaylene. Unless his truck route was on 36 in Piqua and he happened to have been hanging out at pick-and-save which is a pretty stupid place to hang on when there was a huge parking lot just 1/4 mile west with a Macdonalds, Kmart and Krogers back then. All of the stores are gone now and krogers is where pick-n-save use to be.
    http://mja--inc--investigations.web...8-christopher-j-below-suspected-serial-killer

    Maybe this will help
     
  17. Owutatangledweb

    Owutatangledweb Well-Known Member

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    Going by memory here, if Farrell is the woman in KY abducted from a beach, IIRC Below lived in the area at the time and was associated with a guy who was suspected in her abduction and somehow Below was implicated. HE IS FROM KY.
     
  18. Owutatangledweb

    Owutatangledweb Well-Known Member

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    IIRC there was more than one missing girl poster in his home. They were in a special box he kept that he told his sister to secure if anything happened to him. His sister handed it over to LE.
     
  19. Armchair-reader

    Armchair-reader New Member

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    Farrell was the one in Piqua Ohio. Back in 94
     
  20. Raindancemaggie10

    Raindancemaggie10 New Member

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    Thank you! That is helpful.
     
  21. Armchair-reader

    Armchair-reader New Member

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    I think he deserves a spot on the long haul trucker thread. Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan were his stomping grounds maybe a little further south. He is due to get out of prison in the near future having served a full sentence which means no post prison babysitter.
     

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