When a loved one goes missing, friends and neighbors show their support by keeping their porch light on. The Porchlight Project was formed to lend special help to cases of abduction and murder that have gone cold.
We provide free private investigative services, funding for DNA testing, and media support for a few new cases every year.
The Porchlight Project has it’s next case. We’re working with the New London police department and will pay for DNA testing of human bones found in an old barn, there. The remains are that of a young woman between the ages of 12 and 20, and could have been in the barn for over 30 years.
This last year, I’ve been working hard to put together a new non-profit that can provide financial help and media attention to the families of the missing and murdered, focusing on cold cases in Ohio. I’m excited to announce that The Porchlight Project is here and our first case is the 1987 unsolved murder of Barbara Blatnik.