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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”

The Porchlight Project Will Fund Othram Case for Cuyahoga County

The Porchlight Project will fully fund a new cold case out of Cuyahoga County for Othram Labs. In May 2014, a boater who was on Lake Erie spotted male human remains by the break wall of the Burke Lakefront Airport … Continue reading “The Porchlight Project Will Fund Othram Case for Cuyahoga County”

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.”

Was Hallie Armstrong the victim of Ohio grave robbers?

By Val Bogart Dissection of a human corpse, outside of an official autopsy, was looked upon as a disgrace in the 19th century. Every person was afforded the right to a decent burial, and the right to remain interred once … Continue reading “Was Hallie Armstrong the victim of Ohio grave robbers?”

The Porchlight Project Will Fund DNA Testing for 1969 Cleveland Cold Case

Cutting-Edge Genomics to be Used in 1969 Unsolved Homicide Body found in barrel may be connected to Black Panther Party   Cleveland, Ohio – March 15, 2021 – The Porchlight Project, a local nonprofit, will assist the Cuyahoga County Medical … Continue reading “The Porchlight Project Will Fund DNA Testing for 1969 Cleveland Cold Case”

72 Bones Found in New London Barn Connect to Schoolteacher Who Died in 1881 – May Be Oldest Genetic Genealogy Case to Date.

New London, OH – In the fall of 2016, 72 human bones were discovered under weathered newspaper inside a garage at 118 E. Main Street, New London. The property was the former residence of New London mayor Dar Anderson but … Continue reading “72 Bones Found in New London Barn Connect to Schoolteacher Who Died in 1881 – May Be Oldest Genetic Genealogy Case to Date.”

WE DID IT! An Arrest in the Barbara Blatnik Case!

Press Release for Blatnik Unsolved Solved Homicide May 9, 2020 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE James Zastawnik Has Been Arrested for the 1987 Barbara Blatnik Homicide Cuyahoga Falls, OH – The Cuyahoga Falls Police Department has announced the arrest of James … Continue reading “WE DID IT! An Arrest in the Barbara Blatnik Case!”