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!”

The Porchlight Project Will Assist New London Police in Mysterious Bones Case

New DNA Tests Ordered for Mysterious Bones Found in New London – Lab will test for DNA. Genetic genealogists will use data in attempt to identify remains. New London, OH – The New London Police Department and The Porchlight Project … Continue reading “The Porchlight Project Will Assist New London Police in Mysterious Bones Case”

Blue Line Unlimited Pledges $1,500 to The Porchlight Project!

Press Release: Blue Line Unlimited to Donate $1,500 to The Porchlight Project for Barbara Blatnik Case. Aug. 26, 2019 | Press Releases Blue Line Unlimited Will Donate $1,500 to The Porchlight Project. Cleveland, OH – The Porchlight Project announces the … Continue reading “Blue Line Unlimited Pledges $1,500 to The Porchlight Project!”