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17 Cold cases IN THE MAHONING VALLEY



Published: Sun, July 14, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Some area cold cases and the departments that are working on them, based on Vindicator files and the state Attorney General’s web site through the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation:

Joanne Coughlin, 21, disappeared Dec. 27, 1974, after going to a health spa on Boardman-Canfield Road. She has never been found.

*Mark T. Derich, 21, shot and killed at a 112 Illinois Ave. apartment on the North Side of Youngstown, Dec. 6, 1982.

*Eileen Zarlenga, 30, of Girard, found dead Jan. 30, 1988, off Gladstone Road in North Jackson. Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office and Girard police are investigating.

*John M. McCulley, 34, shot and killed sometime between Sept. 26 and Oct. 17, 1992. Bazetta Township police are investigating.

Olga Pislak, 67, a former records clerk at the Youngstown Police Department, was shot and killed Feb. 11, 1994, in her car on Bentley Avenue on the East Side.

William Governor, 51, shot and killed in a 3702 Market St. parking lot Aug. 13, 1995.

John and Shelly Markley disappeared from their home in Bristol Township on Dec. 15, 1995. The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

*Richard Lee Altomare Sr., 59, found shot to death in the old Crestview Middle School, which he owned, Sept. 19, 1999. The Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Jane Kleese, 35, was found dead at her Cynthia Street home in Niles on Jan. 23, 2002. At first it was thought she died from a fall down the stairs , but it was later ruled she died of asphyxia during a fight, and the death was ruled a homicide. Niles police are investigating.

Rakaylah Clark, 8 and Ranoyja Clark, 4, were killed in an arson May 2, 2002, at a 33 E. Lucius Ave. home in Youngstown.

Danayle Oliver, 30; David Johnson, 20; and Nicole Scott, 26; where found shot to death in a 123 New York Ave. home on the North Side on Jan. 15, 2004.

*Mike “Rodeo” Williams, 38, was found in his car near his home on Greenwood Road near Rogers Aug. 30, 2005, killed by blunt force trauma. The Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Anthony Crockett, 23; Christopher Howard, 24; Marvin Boone, 19; and Danielle Parker, 22; were found shot to death Jan. 29, 2007, inside a South Side home on West Evergreen Avenue.

Ann DelVecchio, 53, of Howland, was killed April 8, 2008, as she was crossing state Route 46. Police believe she was hit by at least two vehicles. The Ohio State Highway Patrol Southington Post is investigating.

*John Cotton, 66, shot and killed inside the 2018 McGuffey Road garage he owned, May 22, 2008.

Melissa Watson, 44, was killed in a fire at a 368 Bonnie Brae NE group home in Warren, a fire that was intentionally set on April 29, 2009. Two residents and a police officer who tried to rescue all three were injured. The Warren police and fire departments are investigating.

*Gerald George Klusch, 61, was killed Sept. 29, 2011, at 37348 state Route 30 in Lisbon. The Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

*On the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation database of unsolved homicides in Ohio.


Comments

1Libertyone(1 comment)posted 1 year ago

I dont understand, this is definitely not all of the cold cases in Mahoning Valley. I had a nephew that was killed in 2008 and his case was never solved.

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