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 the time of the murder before moving to California. Hill died in 2019.

Brad’s murder was the subject of an exclusive article by Caroline Berardino for the Porchlight Project, which you can read in its entirety here. Caroline believes the man who killed Brad may be responsible for other murders in Boardman area.

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