TASK FORCE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDES ANNOUNCES TIPLINE Investigating “common threads” between 16 murders

Posted on 2/19/2014


COLUMBUS – Federal and local law enforcement agencies have established a tip line as a way to encourage people to call with information on 15 homicides that have occurred in central Ohio between 1998 and 2013.


The tip line number is 614 849-1766.


“Information developed through an ongoing, year-long task force investigation suggests that the shootings may have some common threads,” U.S. Attorney Stewart said in announcing the tip line. “Callers can leave the information anonymously, but it would be most helpful if they leave their contact information so a member of the task force can reach out to them.”


U.S. Attorney Stewart commended the FBI, DEA, Columbus Police, Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien for their cooperation, commitment of resources, diligence and determination.


“Our goal here is not just to solve these crimes. Our goal is to bring justice and relief for the victims’ families,” U.S. Attorney Stewart said.


For more information please see the DOJ website