Written By: Ishton W. Morton – October 10th, 2019
Anyone with information on any unsolved homicide are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.
Referencing a WKRC TV News Bite Hope Dudley has made it her life’s mission to help in the finding of the killers in these unsolved homicides.
Subsequently, this week she has released a poster with the photos showing 24 women who have been murdered as far back as 1977 and the killers of these women have continued to be unknown.
October is regarded as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and for that reason the poster of 24 women whom have fallen victims their killers are being released.
Reportedly, Dudley knows all too well the pain the families of murder victims feel each day. Her son Chaz was murdered in 2007 and his killer continues to be free. Dudley has been making posters with the photos of victims of unsolved homicides for years. Those posters are then placed in jails so inmates who may have information about the crimes can call CrimeStoppers with the information.
On Saturday May 27th, 2017 Julie O’Neill with TV9 News WCPO I-Team Unsolved series, examined cold homicide cases in Greater Cincinnati. Teresa was killed by a shooting New Year’s Day 2017 in Middletown..
Reportedly, Tina Shields, Teresa’s mother said, “she worked in home care, She worked tirelessly to help others. She would buy things for them with her own money.”
Also, Dale Shields her father said, “She was loved by not only her family, but she had lots of friends and coworkers that truly loved her. She was a very special person. Those who didn’t know her, they really missed out. She was beautiful inside and out. Extremely loving, caring and considerate of other people.”
According to Police, Shields was in a car with her boyfriend, Steve Waldon, on the morning she was shot.
Police report continues to say, based on the shell casings, Teresa was shot with an AR-type rifle. she was shot by a high-powered rifle from a vehicle driving near them on Roosevelt Blvd. near Wicoff Street in Middletown.
Middletown Police Lt. Scott Reeve had this to say, “It’s unusual! Most of our shootings involve handguns, and it was unusual that this one involved a rifle round.”
Also, Nancy Ann Theobald is on the poster. She was a UC student who was murdered three days after Christmas in 1977. In addition Katelyn Markham from Butler County is on the poster along with Jessica Revelee, a sex worker who was murdered in Over-the-Rhine in 2014.
On Wednesday October 10th, 2018 Jessica Schmidt with CINCINNATI, OH FOX19 wrote, Nancy Theobald, an honors University of Cincinnati student, vanished on Wednesday, November 16th, 1977. Accordingly, her family said that she left her job at Arby’s, then on Calhoun in Clifton, and headed towards her apartment on Deckebach Avenue. But, she never made it home.
Subsequently, a farmer, per authorities, discovered Theobald’s body in a creek along Beckett Road in West Chester.
However, the pain of not knowing what happened had already taken an enormous toll on Theobald’s family, nevertheless nothing, but nothing could prepare them for the news they got later that year.
Also, along with Nancy Theobald, several other women were murdered around the same time as Theobald, but the cases have not been linked by officials. If you have any information with reference to Nancy Theobald’s death or disappearance, you are strongly urged to contact the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
On Sunday April 7th, 2013, skeletal remains were found in a remote wooded area in Cedar Grove, Indiana. However, within days it was confirmed that the remains were indeed those of Katelyn Markham and thus the Franklin County Coroner ruled her death a homicide. Notwithstanding, the exact cause of death could not be determined.
Ironically, because Markham’s remains were found in Indiana, the case remains in that state’s jurisdiction.
Pursuant to Katelyn Markham death a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Markham’s killer has grown to $100,000 over the years, but despite investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies, her case remains unsolved.
In Dudley pursuit, she continues to say; “The first time I did the poster it was nine women. Now it is 24 women on the poster. People don’t talk about the women that’s been murdered,”.
She added; “My son has been murdered on Monday, September 29th, 2008 11 years ago. On every poster I do I put a cameo picture of him at the bottom of it to remind me why I’m doing what I do.”
Also, The posters will be placed in the Hamilton County Courthouse where hundreds of people a day will see them. Dudley hopes to have them placed in prisons, too.
David Daugherty, public information officer with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office who lamented over the death of these women asked these questions. “What we want to do is provide closure the families. These are all victims of homicide. These cases, the statute of limitations is ongoing. All we need is a tip. Maybe a tip will lead to the solving of a homicide,”
Moreover, continues to extremely optimistic and said, sometimes one tip can lead to an entire mystery unraveling. This Dudley’s hope every time she puts together a new poster.
Finally, Dudley said, “I know what families want because I’m in the same position. And that’s wanting somebody do to keep information out there on their loved ones!” In the words of the Rev. Jessie Jackson, “KEEP HOPE ALIVE!!!!”