Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Search Still On For Missing Elderly Couple
The search for an elderly couple missing since Wednesday continues. Richard and Gladis Russell, both in their mid-80s, are acquaintances of Sam Littleton – the man charged in the murder of a Bellefontaine woman.
A relative of the Russells believes they are with Littleton. Littleton’s truck was found near the Russells’ home and both the Russells and their car are now missing.
Bellefontaine police charged 37-year-old Littleton with 26-year-old Tiffany Brown’s death. Her body was found under a pile of scrap wood in a basement. Authorities say she had been stabbed multiple times.