Casey Pitzer Presumed Dead
police state that search for the missing mother of two has officially ended
Eric LaMont Gregory
Casey Pitzer went missing in the early hours of Sunday morning, 17 March, under mysterious circumstances
Police using sonar technology have determined that there is a body on the bottom of the retention pond located near the Wal-Mart store in Wilmington, Ohio. The body may be that of the 32 year old missing mother of two from Sabina, Casey Pitzer. Efforts to drain the pond are on-going.
After a night with friends and a tiff with one of them in the parking lot, Pitzer left a Wilmington bar, Louie’s Lounge, on foot in the wee hours of Sunday morning and was seen to enter a car. There is suggestion that she did not know the occupant(s) of the vehicle she entered. The vehicle is said to have been traveling south on state route 73. If the occupants of the vehicle had been giving Casey a ride home they would have traveled in a north easterly direction on State Route 22. Sabina is approximately 10 miles from Wilmington to the northeast.
Although it is not known at this time who provided the information to police, a story has emerged that shortly after entering the southbound vehicle, Casey became ill, got out of the vehicle and ran across the four lane divided highway in the direction of the retention pond located nearby.
Later that day, police using aerial search techniques, K9 units, as well as a dive team found boots believed to belong to Casey in the retention pond.
Police and search crews have spent five days looking for the missing 32 year old Casey Pitzer.
As we approach the sixth day since Casey’s disappearance there is still hope that she may be found alive, but as time passes that possibility fades.
A search of the area continues by members of the Casey family, although, Wilmington Police have stated that the search for the missing Sabina mother has officially ended, but they have not disclosed why.
There is no evidence, one way or the other, that anyone in the vehicle followed her after she darted across the four lane highway. But, several statements made by witnesses will have to be squared with the facts as they become available, according to a source close the investigation.
No charges have been filed in this case, and police are keeping the facts as they know them out of public view. The police are not saying if they have uncovered inconsistencies in the various statements made to them so far.
The Wilmington Police Department is asking for anyone with information about what transpired that night, or any other relevant facts to contact them, at 937-382-3833 or anonymously at 937-382- 8477.