Cold Case Quest: Donna Jean Hudson

Donna Jean Hudson
The Columbus Dispatch

On September 5, 1972, an unknown intruder killed 20 year- old Donna Jean Hudson in front of her three young children. The situation is beyond horrible.

 Hudson lived in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and three children. She was pregnant with a fourth child. Her husband found her when he came home from work at 8:30 p.m.

Sometimes the killer is the husband but I don’t think it was in this instance. The oldest child was able to give a description of the man. She did not identify her father as the killer. The description was that the man was an African-American, possibly early to mid-20s.

The child was five years old at the time and had been through a traumatic event. Children can be credible witnesses. Let’s hope that Hudson’s child was not influenced by anyone to give the wrong description.

There’s a news article from 1975 about unsolved cases in Columbus. The police were trying to link some cases together including the Donna Jean Hudson file.

Most of the cases were not similar at all to Hudson’s. However, there was one case that could have been connected. Unfortunately, I cannot find any more information about the other investigation beyond 1975. It may have been solved but so far I haven’t found evidence to convince me that anyone has worked on it since 1975. I hope that I’m wrong and the other case has been solved.

Like many older investigations, the homicide happened in 1972 – way before DNA testing. I hope that there was some evidence that could be retested.

If you have any information or questions about this case, please contact the Columbus Police Department. 

I found the photo in the Columbus Dispatch newspaper archives. It hasn’t been posted on the Ohio Attorney General’s website yet.

Published by holley4734

I could be the worst cook in America. My boyfriend tells his friends about my cooking disasters. I'm glad someone is amused. I like movies, music, comic books and corny jokes.

2 thoughts on “Cold Case Quest: Donna Jean Hudson

    1. Maybe the person knew that the husband was at work. Stalking her maybe. I don’t think her husband would’ve had her killed with children at home. Still possible.

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