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Brandon Beidleman
  • Case number: 1302
  • Incident location: Beneath the Agler Road Bridge just west of Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio - Franklin County
  • Incident date: 9/13/1981 - 9/14/1981 (Approximate)
  • Homicide date: Unknown
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black
  • Law enforcement agency: Columbus Police Department


On the evening of September 13, 1981, Janice Beidleman and her 18-month old son left the home of a relative in the area of Myrtle Ave. and Marcia Dr. Ms. Beidleman had told several of her relatives that she was going to stop at a grocery store on the way home to her residence on Beechwold Dr. Ms. Beidleman was last seen driving away from her relative’s home in her 1974 Chevrolet Vega with her son Brandon in the back seat. The following afternoon, Janice Beidleman’s car was found beneath the Agler Road Bridge just west of Sunbury Road. Janice Beidleman’s body and Brandon Beidleman’s body were both found floating nearby in Alum Creek. Janice Beidleman had been beaten and strangled. Brandon Beidleman had been suffocated. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 461-TIPS (8477) or visit the website at www.stopcrime.org.


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