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Boardman Police ID Brad Bellino’s Killer

Last week, police in Boardman, Ohio, held a press conference where they identified the killer of Brad Bellino, a twelve-year-old boy who was abducted and murdered there in 1972. Genetic genealogy led them to Joseph Hill, who lived nearby at … Continue reading “Boardman Police ID Brad Bellino’s Killer”

Porchlight Board Member Yvonne Pointer Writes Personal Op-Ed for Cleveland.com

Gloria Pointer will forever be 14, says her mother, Yvonne, a Porchlight Project board member and victims advocate. Gloria was murdered in 1984. In 2013, DNA from the crime was matched to convicted rapist Hernandez Warren. Says Yvonne: “It was … Continue reading “Porchlight Board Member Yvonne Pointer Writes Personal Op-Ed for Cleveland.com”

An Exclusive Porchlight Project Investigation: The Unsolved Murder of Brad Bellino

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, … Continue reading “An Exclusive Porchlight Project Investigation: The Unsolved Murder of Brad Bellino”

The Porchlight Project Will Fund Testing and Genetic Genealogy to Identify Erie County Jane Doe.

Sandusky, Ohio –On March 30th, 1980, the partially decomposed body of a young woman was discovered on the beach near Cedar Point Road in Sandusky, Ohio. She was determined to be Caucasian, between the ages of 20-30, and estimated to … Continue reading “The Porchlight Project Will Fund Testing and Genetic Genealogy to Identify Erie County Jane Doe.”