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Ryan Zimmerman
  • Case number: 3255
  • Incident location: US RTE 127 / Coldwater Creek Rd
    Celina, Ohio - Mercer County
  • Incident date: 9/25/2015 - 1/3/2016 (Approximate)
  • Homicide date: Unknown
  • Date of birth: 11/19/1993
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Height: 6' 02"
  • Weight: 150
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Law enforcement agency: Mercer County Sheriff's Office


On January 3, 2016 human skeletal remains were located on US RTE 127, near Coldwater Creek in Mercer County, OH. The remains were unidentified for some time. There was obvious foul play involved and dismemberment of the body. On June 1, 2020 the human skeletal remains were identified through BCI's DNA lab as that of Ryan R Zimmerman. Ryan Zimmerman had traveled to Columbus, OH at the beginning of August 2015 to stay with some friends he met online. Ryan last communicated with his family in Kentucky on September 25, 2015. On September 27, 2015 the vehicle Ryan had been driving was impounded by the Columbus Police Dept. Ryan's father later received notice to come get the vehicle out of impound. After his father couldn’t make contact with Ryan, he went to Columbus and picked up the car. On November 17, 2015 a missing persons report for Ryan R Zimmerman was filed by his father at the Columbus Police Dept.


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