$5,000 reward offered for information on deaths of Columbus couple

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest or indictment of who is responsible for the deaths of a Columbus couple, according to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers.

On June 27, 2019, patrol officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Pauline Avenue at 2:55 p.m. on a report of two people found unresponsive by relatives at the home.

Officers found the body of Sharon Fadley in the living room. Donald Fadley was found on the bathroom floor with a faint pulse. He was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later.

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Sharon and Donald Fadley were longtime members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and lived in the North Linden area for more than 20 years.

Family remembers them as “great, loving people.”

During the investigation, detectives determined that the incident happened between June 25 after 7 p.m. and June 27 at 2 p.m.

Detectives said the Fadleys had been beaten on the head and face with a hard object.

Police said they have a person of interest in the case.

While following up on leads to the case, officers responded to the Lowe’s store at Morse Crossing and watched video recordings of a man buying tools, flashlights, and a knife.

He was seen driving away in a black SUV, possibly a 1998-2003 Dodge Durango, which may have a handicap placard.

Police said the man is white, middle-aged, and was seen wearing camouflage pants, a white t-shirt and a baseball cap.

The family of Sharon and Donald Fadley is partnering with Crime Stoppers to offer the $5,000 reward.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.