By Carolyn Berardino Law enforcement continues to pair forensic genealogy and good old-fashioned police work to search for the person responsible for the 1972 murder of 12-year-old Brad Bellino in Boardman. The middle-schooler disappeared during Easter break while walking home from a friend’s house the night of Friday, March 31st. His body was found four Read more about Update: The Unsolved Murder of Brad Bellino; Forensic Genealogy Testing Continues[…]
This last year, I’ve been working hard to put together a new non-profit that can provide financial help and media attention to the families of the missing and murdered, focusing on cold cases in Ohio. I’m excited to announce that The Porchlight Project is here and our first case is the 1987 unsolved murder of Read more about The Porchlight Project Begins![…]
by Carolyn Berardino The Crime In 1972, Boardman, Ohio was a growing, still somewhat rural community where kids were free to roam and explore, independent of the careful watch of their parents that kids know today. A suburb of Youngstown, then a still-booming steel town situated halfway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, Boardman was a place Read more about An Exclusive “Philosophy of Crime” Investigation: The Unsolved Murder of Brad Bellino[…]
Sixty-four years after Marylin Sheppard was bludgeoned to death in Bay Village, Ohio, a conspiracy to protect the killer may have finally been revealed… over breakfast at First Watch in Rocky River. Across from me is James Pugsley, 75, retired. He works at Ace Hardware down the street. But for many years he was an Read more about The Right Man: Retired Cleveland engineer recounts deathbed confession claiming coverup in Marylin Sheppard case.[…]
Here’s a great video about how capitalism drives the decisions to keep violence in the news.