I get lots of those requests, and wish I could handle them all, but rather than just repeat information that is already online, I select missing persons and crime stories that I feel like I have something to contribute to the discussion.
This was one that I did not have a chance to research much.
Here is what was known...
On August 13, 2011, John Carter, Katelyn's fiance, received a message from Katelyn just before 1 am. Evidently, the contents of the message were normal and did not indicate any reason for alarm.
When the man learned that his fiancé did not show up for work later that day, and her car was found parked outside her residence, he and other family members entered her townhouse to check her welfare.
Reportedly, they found everything inside apparently in order--other than her dog having been put in the bedroom for what appeared to have been awhile.
There was no sign of forced entry. Katelyn's purse and keys were there.
The woman's cell phone was missing and authorities learned that it had been turned off around 1 am.
Ohio police had been investigating the case as a missing person since August 14, 2011.
Until April of last year when a man looking for scrap metal less than 30 miles from Katelyn's residence, found human remains instead:
CEDAR GROVE, Ind. —The man who found the remains of Katelyn Markham says it didn't appear anyone tried to hide her body…Authorities ruled the woman's death a homicide, and they are still trying to piece together what happened.
Andy Hicks told...that he was searching for scrap metal along Big Cedar Creek in Franklin County on April 7 when he found a human jawbone.
He said he then saw a skull inside a Kroger bag and some other bones nearby. Hicks said there was some hair, but it appears that the remains were almost completely decomposed.
Hicks said that it appeared that someone had dumped a load of trash on top of or near the body at some point, but not in a way that would have kept it hidden...
My belated condolences to the Markham family.
With some of the unreleased evidence that authorities have, I hope they are able to arrest the person responsible for this murder.
The family maintains a memorial page here.