OH OH - Marvin 'Beau' King, 12, Clark County, 25 Jan 1973

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  1. Roy Harrold

    Roy Harrold New Member

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    This thread is for discussion of unsolved child homicides in Clark County OHIO - it is NOT about unsolved homicides in Indiana. Please do not discuss Clark County Indiana cases in this thread.

    Clark County OHIO Sheriff's website:
    http://www.clarkcountyohio.gov/sheriff/unsolvedhomicides.html

    I'm particularly interested in information about this case:

    PLACE OF OCCURRENCE: POSSUM RD.
    DATE OF OCCURRENCE: 1-25-73
    ON JANUARY 25, 1973 12 YEAR OLD MARVIN (BEAU) KING WAS REPORTED MISSING FROM HIS MOBILE HOME ON UPPER VALLEY PIKE. ON JANUARY 26, 1973 AN ANONYMOUS CALLER REPORTED TO THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS/SUN AND ST. MARY'S SCHOOL THAT A BODY WOULD BE FOUND IN A FIELD/DITCH NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SPFLD/XENIA ROAD AT REBERT PIKE. CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF'S DETECTIVES SEARCHED THE AREA AND LATER FOUND THE BODY OF MARVIN (BEAU) KING WHO HAD BEEN REPORTED MISSING. AN AUTOPSY OF MARVIN (BEAU) KING FOUND THAT HE HAD BEEN STRANGLED.
    Anyone have info on this?
     
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  3. Angels_Not_Forgotten

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    http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/n...oject-12-year-old-boys-death-remains-m/nWJPW/

     
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    Marvin Lee "Beau" King, 12
    July 30, 1960 -- January 25, 1973


    Back to the front you go, young man.
     
  6. GuyO

    GuyO New Member

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    During a 10 year period starting on October 3,1970 and ending on January 23,1980 no less than four young men ranging in age from 10 to 14 were all abducted and murdered within a stones throw of Interstate 70 in Ohio and Indiana.

    Three of the boys were strangled, Bill Comeans, Jerry Bayles and Beau King. The outlier by cause of death is Michael Klitch who was stabbed to death.

    The geographic outlier in the set is Jerry Bayles who was kidnapped and murdered just north of Indianapolis.

    I have been searching for other killings that might similar aspects to these 4 cases, but not all unsolved killings are listed on the 'net as yet.

    Any comments?
     
  7. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    GuyO, I've merged your post with Beau King's thread. If you have any links to add, it would be very helpful.

    I've considered the possibility of a link between the murders of Beau, Bill Comeans, and Jerry Bayles, but I haven't found enough similarities to support a single killer theory. Then again, there's very little information available in Beau's case.
     
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    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Facts:

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    10.03.1970 - Jerry Michael Bayles, 10, Indianapolis, IN
    http://www.in.gov/isp/2924.htm

    http://jerrymichaelbayles.weebly.com/

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    06.28.1971 - Michael Dean Klitch, 12, Galena, OH
    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Law-Enforcement/Investigator/Cold-Case/Homicides/Klitch


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    01.25.1973 - Marvin Lee "Beau" King, 12, Valley Pike, Dayton, OH
    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Law-Enforcement/Investigator/Cold-Case/Homicides/King

    http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/n...oject-12-year-old-boys-death-remains-m/nWJPW/


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    01.07.1980 - William "Bill" Comeans, 14, Columbus, OH
    http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Law-Enforcement/Investigator/Cold-Case/Homicides/Comeans

    William Comeans: Media, Facts, Timeline and Maps **NO DISCUSSION** - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community


    MAP
     
  9. GuyO

    GuyO New Member

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    I should have added that the outlier chronologically was William Comeans being almost 7 years after Beau Kings death.

    Mike Klitch was a very physically active youth who may have proven strong than he appeared, he comes from a family a tennis players some of whom have played professionally, and could have been harder to control than expected which led to him being stabbed rather than choked.

    While it may be pure coincidence that 4 boys were murdered in a similar manner within a 3 year period within a close proximity of the same highway, statistically it is possible, it would seem highly improbable that at least two of them are not related.
     
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    It should be noted the following facts about the Jerry Michael Bayles case.

    1) Mike was not strangled, but stabbed 9 times.
    2) Mike lived on the south west side of Indianapolis, were he was abducted, not the north side.
    3) I70 was not completed in 1970 and did not run through Indianapolis. It ended on the west side just east of South Harding Street and began again just west of Ritter Avenue on the east side.
    4) Mike body, for the lack of a better word, dumped 38 miles from the location he was abducted at which was, yes, just a mile north of I70 in rural Henry County.

    I am the founder "In Memory of Jerry Michael Bayles" and investigator in his case.

    http://jerrymichaelbayles.weebly.com/
     
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    Welcime, Will-O, and thank you for the additional information.
     
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    The two suspects that were arrested at the sign company in Indianapolis in February 1969, were they both behind bars when Michael Dean Klitch was abducted in June 1971 and when Marvin Lee "Beau" King was abducted in January 1973.
     
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    I came across this info that may be of great interest for everyone.

    January 25, 1973 was on a Thursday.

    I don't think Marvin Lee "Beau" King had to attend school that day as it was the day that the funeral of President Lyndon Baines Johnson was held in Washington D.C. and in Texas.

    I was a kid back then. I remember now that schools were closed that day and every television channel had coverage of President Johnson's funeral.
     
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    Greetings Will-O,

    I wish to respectfully submit some corrections about the Mike Klitch case:

    1.) Horrifyingly, the autopsy report showed that Mike died from about 25 multiple stab wounds to the left chest and his body was found in an old abandoned shed which is now a lake.
    2.) Mike actually lived in the suburban area of Grandview Heights Ohio, called Marble Cliff. It is nestled within Columbus Ohio. Marble Cliff is a very friendly, upscale and family oriented community.
    3.) This is correct
    4.) I read that the location where Mike's body was found was actually about 25 miles away.

    Thank you for your dedication and investigation into the Jerry Bayles case!

    Please visit our URL dedicated to Mike Klitch's case here:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...Klitch-12-Grandview-Heights-Ohio-June-28-1971

    Thanks for all your work!

    Regards,

    Satch
     
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