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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Saturday February 4th, 2017 :: 03:00 p.m. EST

Advisory

COLD CASE: Dorothy Kay Olbert (1975)

Dorothy Kay Olbert (1975)

On 02-04-1975, Dorothy Kay Olbert (50-years-old) was reported missing by her husband around midnight after she failed to return to their Hilton Head Island residence from a church meeting. At approximately 12:45 am on 02-05-1975, she was discovered deceased lying outside her vehicle near the back gate of Shipyard Plantation. Forensic autopsy revealed she died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Numerous interviews were conducted, as well as forensic examination of evidence collected at the scene but no suspects have been identified.

The motive for her murder was not apparent, as she had no known enemies.  The limited technology available in 1975, failed to forensically link anyone to the crime.

REWARD OFFERED

A Reward of Up to $2500 is offered for information leading to an arrest in any Beaufort County Cold Case.

 

During some Criminal Investigations, investigators might exhaust all credible leads in a case. When this happens, the case can become stagnant or what is typically known as “Cold”.

We are making theses Cold Case Files accessible to the public in hopes that someone might come forward with information that may not have yet been uncovered.

No matter how insignificant it may seem, any information offered in reference to a Cold Case could prove to be the missing link needed to solve the case.

If you have any information regarding this Unsolved Cold Case, you may contact Captain Bob Bromage at (843) 255- 3402, (843) 816-8013 or robertb@bcgov.net or Crimestoppers. 


MAKE THE CALL, STAY ANONYMOUS, EARN A REWARD:

To report crime, citizens can call Crimestoppers at 
1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372)
Or text the word TIPSC with a message to
CRIMES (274637).
 
 

Address/Location
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
2001 Duke St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 843-255-3200

Capt Bob Bromage
robertb@bcgov.net
843-255-3402

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