Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction




MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                 August 18, 2009




Ohio Prison System Partners with Crime Stoppers to Solve Cold Cases


(Columbus) – On Friday, August 21, 2009, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Director Terry J. Collins will be joined by officials with the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, Inc. to unveil a poster that has been created with the hopes of solving cold cases from the central Ohio area.  The poster unveiling will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Columbus Police Headquarters, located at 120 Marconi Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43215. 


The posters created through this partnership will feature the photos of murder victims, along with the date and approximate time of the crime.  These posters will be posted throughout the prisons in the central Ohio area and will include two phone numbers which inmates can use to call in anonymous tips.  Family members and loved ones of the murder victims will also be present at the unveiling.


One of the tip-lines is a direct number for Central Ohio Crime Stoppers.  This will be the first time that inmates in Ohio’s prisons have been provided with direct telephone access to Crime Stoppers.  DRC had a similar partnership last year with “Who Killed Our Kids”, a Cincinnati-based group, and one of the featured cases was solved as a result of an anonymous tip called in by an inmate.


For more information or if you are planning to attend the unveiling, please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614)-752-1150.