This week’s “Crime of the Week” revisits an unsolved Homicide which took place in Westerville.
On Friday, February 12, 2016, at approximately 3:00pm, Columbus Police received a call reporting the death of the resident at 5460 Carmichael St. in Westerville. The victim, identified as Maribeth Quinn, was the IT Director at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and had worked the day before her death on Thursday, February 11th.
When she failed to show up for work on the 12th, hospital personnel became concerned, as this was considered out of character for Ms. Quinn. Ms. Quinn’s “emergency” contact person was notified and upon their arrival at the residence, Maribeth Quinn was found deceased in her apartment, an apparent victim of a homicide; she had been stabbed to death. Police and emergency medical personnel were immediately contacted. It is believed that she was murdered the previous evening of February 11, 2016. Because the residence did not appear to be the scene of a burglary, there is no known motive for the crime at this time. Photos of Maribeth Quinn may be viewed on our website at www.stopcrime.org.
The family of the victim is offering a reward of $10,000, which is good only through the end of July, and Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward 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 12 Noon. 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.