Investigators unearth evidence in 2010 case of missing woman 

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 10:50 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 9:53 PM

Investigators have new information on a cold case that has sent them to a backyard of a home in the 1400 block of Croydon Road in Troy.

The missing persons case involving Nikki Lyn Forrest of Piqua continues as investigators are excavating in the rear of a property in Troy:

  • Two pieces of evidence have been found and will be sent to a crime lab
  • Tuesday’s search was prompted by new information Dayton cold case investigators collected
  • Nikki Lyn Forrest, 19, was four months pregnant when she disappeared in September 2010

UPDATE @ 10:13 p.m.: Investigators on the 2010 missing persons case involving Nikki Lyn Forrest unearthed two pieces of evidence Tuesday but did not reveal what the evidence was in their continuing quest to locate the woman.

Investigators digging in the rear of a property on Croydon Road in Troy said they planned to send the evidence to a crime lab.

“We have information that at the time close to her disappearance, she was at this residence,” Troy police Capt. Jeff Kunkleman said.

Police said they do not believe Forrest’s body was on the property where she once lived.

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Tammy Weddington, Nikki’s stepmother and guardian during her teenage years, said there have been probably four searches over the last seven years that Nikki has been missing.

“We need some closing,” she said. “Whomever had anything to do with the disappearance or death of her we need to find them.”

Kunkleman said so far, police have dug a hole that is 10 feet by 10 feet by 3 feet. They plan to dig up to another 2 feet.

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Dan and Mickey Langston, of Troy, Forrest’s aunt and uncle, were at the dig site. 

“I hope she is preferably found alive and comes home, or if she’s not living I would like them to find her and give her a proper burial and service,” Mickey Langston said.

Kunkleman said Tuesday’s search was prompted by new information Dayton cold case investigators received from new interviews and re-interviews.

Nikki’s boyfriend once owned the home on Croydon Road. It has changed ownership and has been taken through foreclosure over the years. The current owner is cooperating with the investigation.

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Kunkleman said the backyard search was focused on an area that would have been below a shed.

He said “human remain” dogs helped to narrow the backyard search.

“We want to bring some closure to the family if we can,” Kunkleman said. “If we don’t find her we want to eliminate this residence as a possibility.”

Mickey Langston said her niece was an upbeat and carefree person. 

“She had a lot of boyfriends and she was just looking for love and that’s what I’m afraid led to all this,” Mickey Langston said.

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Nikki Lyn Forrest, 19, was four months pregnant when she disappeared in September 2010.

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We will update this story as we learn more.

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Power outages reported in the area

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 7:34 AM

Several power outages were reported in the area Sunday.

Cedarville has over 900 customers without power, according to Kelly Millhouse of DP&L.

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Almost 2,000 Kettering customers are currently without power, according to the DP&L Outage Map.

About 2600 Centerville DP&L customers were without power until about 6:30 a.m. due to a down wire, according to Millhouse.

Crews are working on the outages.

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More dry time expected to start this week

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:52 AM

Counties under flood advisory until 10:30 a.m.:

Butler, Preble, Wayne (In.)

Counties under flood advisory until 10:45 a.m.:

Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Warren

A pre-dawn shower is possible early today. Aside from that, there will be decreasing clouds and more afternoon sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. It’s also going to be a windy day with winds gusting over 30 miles per hour at times.

Quick-Look Forecast:

  • Flood watch continues through 10 a.m. today.
  • More dry time to start the week.
  • Rain returns Wednesday and Thursday.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

TONIGHT: A dry and cool night is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.

TUESDAY: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.

WEDNESDAY: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs in the middle 50s.

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Donkeys rescued from flooded field in Clark County

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 6:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 7:17 AM

Two donkeys rescued from Highwater Clark county

Two donkeys were rescued after being stuck in a flooded field of four feet of water Sunday.

Springfield Twp. Fire Department was dispatched around 5:20 a.m. to the 3600 block of Lower Valley Pike to a report of of the donkeys stuck in a field with water up to their necks, according to scanner traffic.

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Animal Rescue was also called to the scene with additional personnel requested at 5:45 a.m.

A fence was removed and rescue workers walked the donkeys to the road, according to Clark County dispatch. 

The donkeys were not injured but the smaller donkey was restless due to swimming, dispatch said.

The smaller donkey, Poncho, reportedly rested its head on the larger donkey, Eddie, to help keep its head above water.

It is not known how long they were in the water or who their owners are. 

A neighbor took them in their care following the rescue.

Lower Valley Pike was reportedly flooded at the time.   

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Man found dead on neighbor’s property in Warren County

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

The death of a 62-year old man found dead Friday morning on his neighbor’s property is not considered suspicious.

Neighbors found the man between 10:30 and 11 a.m. in the 800 block of North Nixon Camp Road in Turtlecreek Twp., Lt. Shaun Embleton of Warren County Sheriff’s Office said. 

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The name of the deceased man was not released Saturday, pending notification of family.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed and the death is not considered suspicious at this time, Embleton said.

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