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Be On the Lookout: Olivia Cattano

Olivia Cattano

Update: Olivia has been found!

Hello Everyone,

If you have a minute, be on the lookout for Olivia Cattano. She was taken out of school by her mother, Dawn Vigue, on September 9th and has not been seen since then. Olivia’s dad and family are doing everything possible to find her and bring her home. I do know her dad and have seen Olivia a few times through the years.

Her mother has lost custody but has not been served the paperwork yet. The word is that Dawn has had a history of violence against children. She went on the run while the court case was in process. Dawn Vigue has lived in the Columbus area, Ohio, including Westerville, Powell, and Delaware. She is also good at staying under the radar so she probably isn’t drawing attention to herself.

It is possible that they are staying in the area with a man named “Yogi.” The rumor is that Yogi is a pimp. I cannot stress how important it is to find Olivia. Her safety is really in jeopardy.

If I had to guess, I would say that they could be at a homeless shelter, a cheap motel or a campground. They are more than likely living a transient lifestyle so they could be anywhere. Columbus is also close to Interstates 71 and 70. They could have also gotten on Interstate 75 in Dayton.

Please share the Facebook posts or this post in order to get her Olivia’s story out there. So if you see Olivia or Dawn, please contact (419)202-1404 or (419)603-8661.

If you suspect that this case could be related to human trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-3737-888 — or Text INFO or HELP to BeFree (233733). Calling 911 is always an option.

Cold Case Quest: Stacey Colbert

Stacey Colbert

Although, I did not know Stacey Colbert, her case was in news in 1998. For awhile, people thought maybe she was just missing. There were missing posters with Stacey’s picture all over Columbus.

Her neighbors said that they heard loud noises and a woman screaming on the night of March 22, 1998. She was not seen alive after the night of March 21.

I always wondered if Stacey was ever found. Since moving away from Columbus, it was more difficult to keep up with the case. The internet was available but not in the way it is now.

Apparently, on November 27, 2004, Stacey’s body was found by a hunter near the Scioto River in Delaware County. I suspect that she was killed somewhere else and left in the woods.

Even after her body was found, there have not been any clues that could solve the case. It’s been 21 years since her disappearance so maybe it’s time for a fresh set of eyes to look at the case.

Cold Case Quest: Adrian Scott

On Thanksgiving Day 2017, Adrian Scott was the victim of a drive by shooting. It is doubtful that Scott was the intended target of the shooting. She was just visiting the home on Hiddenspring Drive in Columbus.

She was helping to prepare Thanksgiving dinner when she was killed. Her parents said in interviews that they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving since losing their daughter. They desperately need to have answers, as well as justice for Adrian.

In November 2018, the police released a video of a possible suspect in a silver Lexus coupe. The Lexus was followed by a white Ford Explorer. It seems pretty common that witnesses are afraid to come forward. Her family is hoping that any witnesses will call in with information to help solve the mystery. Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward for information in the case. As always, tips are anonymous.

If you have any information about the Adrian Scott case, please call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477  or visit their website at Central Ohio Crime Stoppers.

Adrian Scott
ABC 6 article



Cold Case Quest: Carolina Acosta

On December 26, 2010, Carolina and Erick Acosta were carjacked by two men at the Tuttle Crossing mall in Dublin, Ohio. The carjackers had them drive to a rural area. While the carjackers were getting out of the car, Erick decided to drive off to get away. The carjackers shot a few rounds at the car. Unfortunately, Carolina was shot and died a short time later at a local hospital.

There wasn’t very much information on the security cameras at the mall. The police have said that the husband was cleared as a suspect. It seems suspicious that there were no witnesses and nothing useful on video footage. However, Erick Acosta has tried to keep the case in the public eye. If he was guilty, would he want people to keep talking about this case? Probably not.

The police have stated that they think a mid-size red car was following the suspects.

According to the Ohio General website, ” The suspects are described as black males in their late teens or early twenties. Both were described as 5ft 8in tall with brown eyes and brown hair.” So now the suspects would be in their late twenties or early thirties.

Someone knows what happened to Carolina Acosta but no one has come forward yet. Three to four suspects probably cannot keep a secret that big for too long. If anyone knows, should submit a tip to the Ohio Attorney General’s website, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office or Crime Stoppers

Fighting Back: Deadly Unsolved Dublin Carjacking

Cold Case Quest: Rebecca Carroll

Rebecca Carroll

When I see this photo of Rebecca Carroll, she reminds me of friends that I’ve had. The newspaper articles that have been written about her say that she was a very kind person.

Unfortunately, in the last few years of her life, Carroll struggled with drug addiction. Her mother wanted her to go into rehab but Carroll was never required to go into treatment by the court. So she never went into rehab.

Carroll was found in March 2010 in Big Darby Creek by a group of kayakers.

The police have never commented publicly on the cause of death. They have had a few leads but not enough to charge anyone with Carroll’s homicide.

Her lifestyle may have led to her death. However, she still has family and friends that want to know what happened.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Franklin County sheriff’s office at 614-462-3351.

Cold Case Quest: Rene Combs

https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Law-Enforcement/Investigator/Cold-Case/Homicides/Combs

Rene Combs was a loan officer at a bank in the Columbus area. She was married with two children. Then on August 4, 1991, Combs left a note saying that she was going to visit a cousin. Apparently, she never made it to the cousin’s home.

Three days later, her vehicle was found at an apartment complex close to her home. On August 12, her body was found in a wooded area near Grove City, which is southwest of Columbus.

The curious part about this case is that a cousin and a psychic both said that she would be found in that area. The cousin said that they had a dream about where to find Combs.

The cousin’s information even practically led police to the body. I’m not sure if the cousin or the psychic were ever investigated. The cousin was never named publically.

It was such a secluded area and Combs’ body was hidden fairly well. I suspect that the cousin knows more about what happened. I’m not buying that it was just a dream.

There had been a $7,000 reward offered by the bank and other community organizations. No one ever came forward with information that led to finding the person or persons who killed Rene Combs.

If anyone has any information, contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office or click on the link under the photo.

Franklin County Sheriff’s website: https://sheriff.franklincountyohio.gov/

Cold Case Quest: Reggie Elkins

https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Law-Enforcement/Investigator/Cold-Case/Homicides/Elkins

When I was looking through cold cases, I saw a familiar face. It was a picture of Reggie Elkins. I knew him as an acquaintance. We went to the same small college. So everyone knew everyone.

My impression of Reggie was that he was smart and athletic. He also always looked sharp. Some guys are slobs but Reggie was not one of those guys.

There is probably a better photo of him somewhere. This is the only one that I could find on the internet. He was killed in 1994 so he wasn’t on MySpace or Facebook. It’s been difficult to find anything that relates to his college days or his murder investigation.

It’s hard to believe that it has been 24 years since Reggie died. He was killed in a drive-by shooting in Columbus, Ohio. He had been out of college for only a few months.

No one will say whether he was the intended target or not. Someone knows but no one has said a word even after so many years.

There’s an article from 1999 that states that the authorities had a theory that several homicides were connected. They thought 13 murders were related by either drugs or robbery.

His father, Larry Elkins, was interviewed for the article. Unfortunately, his father passed away in 2009. It is absolutely heartbreaking that Reggie’s dad died without knowing who killed him. We may never know why it happened but he might have been somewhat satisfied with knowing who did it.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.true-crime/5aZj2O9Mihk

  Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus Police
Homicide
Division at 614-645-4264 or Crimestoppers at 614-645-TIPS (8477).