Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Disappearance of Marina Boelter

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18 year-old Marina Boelter disappeared in Bloomfield, Indiana on December 31st, 2014. That evening, Marina finished her shift at the Bloomfield IGA grocery store at 6pm and was spotted talking to a man in the store’s parking lot. After chatting for a minute or two, witnesses said that Marina got into his car. Marina’s ex-boyfriend, DJ Lockhart, along with three mutual friends, pulled into the parking lot around the same time. DJ told police that they showed up to ask Marina to join them in their plans for the night, but Marina declined. Witnesses said that DJ drove off in one direction, and the man drove off in the opposite direction, towards Marina’s apartment. The driver (who police are not identifying) told police Marina did not want him to know where she lived, so she asked him to drop her off at a closed down pizza restaurant nearby her apartment. This is the last known sighting of her.

Marina had plans to go to a New Year’s Eve party that night, at the home of an older married man whom she had been seeing. However, Marina apparently did not show up. The next day, that man went to IGA grocery to look for her. While there, he encountered Marina’s manager, who told him that Marina never showed up for work. The two men subsequently reported her missing.

Six weeks after her disappearance, Marina’s previously mentioned ex-boyfriend DJ was stabbed to death by Michael Rogers after he entered Michael’s home and attacked him. Investigators ruled Michael’s actions as self-defense and no charges were filed. Michael told police that DJ entered his home to confront him about two women he had previously dated–one of those women was Marina. Despite this, police stated that there is no evidence to suggest that DJ’s death is related to Marina’s disappearance.

There have been no arrests in connection to Marina’s case since her disappearance, and Marina remains missing. The FBI is actively investigating her case. If you have any information, please submit a tip here.

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