Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Reward Offered for Info on Cold Case Murder of Bonita Parker

Bonita Parker
Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the 1991 murder of Bonita Parker. The Licking County Sheriff’s Office reports, on Aug. 13, 1991 the body of the 20-year-old Parker was found on Mill St. in Pataskala.  Parker died as a result of a single stab wound to the chest. Officials believe Parker was killed somewhere else and her body was placed along the rural road.  Parker had no criminal record and was known to frequent the Short North area of Columbus.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.    

Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers’ Board. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 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: Licking County Crime Stoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Newark, OH 43058-0304.