police state that search for the missing mother of two has officially ended
Eric LaMont Gregory Fayette Advocate
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
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
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.