On Thursday, WBNS-10TV will devote a portion of each of its newscasts to helping a central Ohio law-enforcement agency clear up an unsolved crime.
As part of its “Cracking Cold Cases” initiative, 10TV has invited investigators to staff a phone bank at the station from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Anyone with information about one of the six crimes featured is encouraged to call 614-821-1010 between those hours.
- At 5 a.m., Jeff Hogan will revisit the December 1987 slaying of Ruth A. Stires, 67, who was found in the boiler room of Whitehall’s Alamo Motor Inn, where she worked. She had been beaten, but the cause of death was suffocation.
- At 6 a.m., Angela An will focus on the September 2008 killing of Eva Lowery, 43, whose body was found in a North Linden trash bin by a man rummaging for cans. She had died from a blow to the head.
- At 5 p.m., Hogan will examine the March 1992 death of Amy Hooper, 19, a Westland Mall employee found naked on the floor of her Lincoln Village apartment. She had been stabbed and bludgeoned, and her hands were loosely bound by a cord attached to an unusual wood-and-leather medallion.
- At 5:30 p.m., An will report on the November 2007 slaying of Justin Miller, 25, who was gunned down in the parking lot of Heartland Cash Advance in Minerva Park. He was a regional manager for the company.
- At 6 p.m., An will explore the May 2001 murder of Lisa Ann Gross, 39, of Genoa Township. Arriving home after school, Gross’ two young daughters found their mother stabbed to death in an upstairs bathtub.
- At 11 p.m., Hogan will revisit the killing of Carolina Alba Martinez de Acosta, 30, who was shot in the head by a carjacker in Brown Township — just minutes after she and her husband had left The Mall at Tuttle Creek.