Family still seeks answers in missing woman's case 6 years later

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Molly Dattilo, was an Eastern Kentucky University student, with plans to return for a fifth year, except she disappeared while taking classes in Indianapolis for the summer.

She vanished six years ago Tuesday, but her family says they are still actively seeking answers.

“You can only mourn so long,” says Ben Dattilo, Molly Dattilo’s brother. “We've come to a certain degree of certainty that she's dead.”

Dattilo has never been found and no one has been criminally charged in the case, but her family wants closure and hopes to solve the mystery of her fate.

“Justice would be having the person responsible for Molly's death held accountable,” says Keri Dattilo, Molly Dattilo’s cousin.

The Dattilos have filed a civil complaint against John Shelton for battery leading to permanent and probably fatal injury of Molly Dattilo. They believe he was the last person to see her alive, and the family believes he knows where she is.

“We believe Johnny Shelton has information on Molly's disappearance, but here we are seeking more answers,” says Keri Dattilo.

Members of the Dattilo family say they are frustrated with the police and the lack of progress and communication on the case, including whether they have any evidence against Shelton.

“Despite our efforts to work with IMPD, communications have gone to a halt. Thus, we don't know the intentions of the police, whether their investigation amounts to anything concrete toward John Shelton,” says Ben Dattilo.


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