OH - Peggy Lerch, 25, Columbus, 14 August 1982 *W. Wickline guilty*

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  1. Richard

    Richard New Member

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    Peggy Anne Lerch, 25, Missing since August 14, 1982 from Columbus, OH

    Peggy Anne Lerch
    Missing since August 14, 1982 from Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: October 15, 1957
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 25 years old
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Lerch was last seen at an apartment in Columbus, Ohio on August 14, 1982. Peggy and Christopher Lerch had been at the apartment of William D. Wickline on August 14, 1982.

    According to records, Wickline was using cocaine with the couple when he stabbed and decapitated Christopher and strangled Peggy during an argument over $6,000 in drug money.

    He then cut up their bodies and disposed of them in dumpsters throughout the city of Columbus, according to investigators.

    Wickline was executed for the murders on March 30, 2004.

    Wickline was also indicted in West Virginia in April 1985 for the November 1979 decapitation of Charles Morgan Marsh.

    The bodies of Peggy and Christopher Lerch were never found.

    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Columbus Police Department

    Source Information:

    William Dean Wickline #906
    March 2004 Executions
    The Doe Network: Case File 1876DFOH


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  3. CastlesBurning

    CastlesBurning New Member

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    My God, if that actually happened, how horrific!

    I don't claim to know anything about this sort of thing, but even if the bodies were so dispersed, wouldn't they still be able to find bone fragments and whatnot?

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