Jessica Keen Murder investigation

  • Jessica Lynn Keen, 15 year old girl from Columbus, Ohio born September 24, 1975
  • March 15, 1991: Jessica Keen disappears from a Weinland Park bus stop in Columbus Ohio.
  • She was found 20 miles away from last scene beaten to death and raped
  • March 17, 1991: Body found in Foster Chapel Cemetery in Madison County. She was beaten to death with a 70-lb tombstone
  • Her boyfriend was prime suspect, but DNA tests proved him innocent.
  • June 2000: Smith (murderer) sent back to Ohio Prison for parole violation. Required as a felon convicted of a violent crime he must submit DNA test.
  • March 17, 2008: technician makes a match that links Smith to the rape and murder.
  • Smith pleaded guilty and charged with unlawful sexual conduct.

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