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Open Investigations

The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation provides databases where local law enforcement can share details and photos related to open investigations and solicit tips from the public.  Missing persons, unsolved homicides, and unidentified remains can be submitted for inclusion.  By including these open investigations in BCI’s databases, local law enforcement can bring widespread visibility to the case, increasing the likelihood that tips can help resolve the investigation or solve a cold case.  The online databases also allow local law enforcement to compare details of investigations in their jurisdiction with investigations elsewhere, helping to identify linked cases.

Recent Missing Persons

Jamel Curtis: Endangered runaway

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Missing from: Columbus, Ohio
Missing since: 9/16/2020
Missing age: 15
Current age: 15
Contact Columbus Police Department
at (614) 645-4545.
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Azarion Melvin: Endangered runaway

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Missing from: Dayton, Ohio
Missing since: 9/16/2020
Missing age: 13
Current age: 13
Contact Dayton Police Department
at (937) 333-2677.
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Featured Unsolved Homicides

Carol Zastudil

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Ohio
Incident date: 12/21/1983
Case number: 3262

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Jeffrey Risner

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Fostoria, Ohio
Incident date: 3/2/2006
Case number: 3261

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Featured Unidentified Remains

John Doe, #3139

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Cleveland, Ohio
Incident date: 12/23/1968 - 12/24/1968 (Approximate)
Case number: 3139

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John Doe, #3138

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Cleveland, Ohio
Incident date: 3/23/1969 - 3/24/1969 (Approximate)
Case number: 3138

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