Third Anniversary Of Katelyn Markham’s Disappearance
By Mike Perleberg
Katelyn Markham disappeared from her home in Fairfield on August 14, 2011.
(Cedar Grove, Ind.) – Three years after she vanished from her home in Fairfield, Ohio, Katelyn Markham’s murder remains unsolved.
Thursday marked the third anniversary of the 22-year-old art student’s disappearance. Markham’s remains were discovered along Big Cedar Road in Cedar Grove in April of 2013. Volunteer searchers discovered more bone fragments at the same site earlier this past April 10.
There has been neither an arrest nor a suspect named in the case.
Katelyn’s father, David Markham, tells The Hamilton Journal-News he has hired a former Butler County Sheriff’s Office cold-case investigator, retired Frank Smith, to put a new set of eyes on the case.
“Three years ago I was still working cold cases as the sheriff’s office and we took a look at Katelyn’s case comparing it to others we had unsolved at the time. We found no correlation,” Smith told the The Journal-News.
Markham has voiced frustration with a lack of progress by Indiana State Police, who are investigating the murder with assistance from the Fairfield Police Department. He said he has not heard from investigators in months.
ISP Sgt. Noel Houze, the public information officer for the state police’s Versailles District, said that here has not been any new info in months that he knows of, according to the newspaper.