This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Double Homicide which took place in Columbus.
On June 27, 2019 at approximately 2:55pm, Columbus Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to 1156 Pauline Avenue on report of two dead bodies found by relatives in the residence. Officers found Sharon Fadley deceased in the living room. They found Donald Fadley on the floor in the bathroom with a faint pulse. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. Homicide detectives responded to the scene to investigate the incident. It has been determined that the incident happened between June 25th after 7pm and June 27th at 2pm. It was determined Mr. and Mrs. Fadley had been beaten in the head and face with a hard object. Through investigative leads, detectives responded to the Lowes store at Morse Crossing and viewed video recordings of a person of interest described as: White/Male, middle aged, wearing camouflage pants, a white t-shirt and a baseball cap. He was observed entering the store and purchasing various tools, flashlights and a knife. The male checked out and was observed leaving the store and driving away in a black SUV, possibly a 1998-2003 Dodge Durango. The vehicle may have a handicap placard.
The Fadleys were long time members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles at 3800 Westerville Road and were residents of the North Linden area for over 20 years. Photos of Sharon and Donald Fadley may be viewed on our website, www.stopcrime.org. A photo of the person of interest may also be viewed on our website.
The family of Sharon and Donald Fadley is partnering with Crime Stoppers and offering a cash reward of $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You may also submit a tip by downloading our new free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms. We are no longer taking tips via text message.
All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Crime Stoppers does not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller. Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors. For more information on Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, visit our website at www.stopcrime.org.
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., and P.O. BOX 16038, COLUMBUS, OH 43216-6038.
Watch for the depiction of each “Crime of the Week” during newscasts on WCMH NBC 4, Sunday morning 7a.m., 9 a.m. and at 6 p.m., as well as Monday 11 a.m. Also watch for the depiction to be aired on WBNS 10TV, WSYX ABC 6, WTTE FOX 28, and featured in The Columbus Dispatch every Monday.