Dayton Police making new push to find answers in deaths of five women along Main Street

Dayton Police making new push to find answers in deaths of five women along Main Street (Photos courtesy Dayton Police, WKEF/WRGT)

UPDATE: The Montgomery County Coroner's office confirmed the cause of death for one of these women was an accidental overdose.

Three other people were found to have died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head, while one cause of death remains undetermined.

So far, no one has been arrested in any of the cases.


DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Dayton Police Department is making a new push to find answers in the deaths of five women along Main Street.

The deaths of Jasmine Wadsworth, Krystal Garcia and Amanda Fella are being investigated as homicides. Crime Stoppers is now offering $2,500 for information about their deaths, while families wait for justice.

“I just cry and cry and cry and cry,” Garcia’s mother Louise Wooliver said.

Garcia was murdered in September. She was shot in the head and dumped behind an empty house on West Hudson Ave.

“She laid in that vacant yard 13 days,” Wooliver said.

Last summer, Garcia was one of five women found dead in the Santa Clara neighborhood. Three are homicides and two undetermined.

“All have a nexus to drug activity and to prostitution,” Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said.

Biehl said his detectives are working to connect the dots.

Could this be the work of a serial killer?

“In terms of the crimes themselves, there's no significant evidence to link them,” Biehl said. “With that said until we know more, we can't rule that out.”

Months after the killings, Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is seeking answers from the public.

Wooliver knows some of the story, not all.

She believes Krystal knew two of the other girls found dead and says she seemed worried weeks before her death.

“She told me, mom I'm going to get killed,” Wooliver said.

Who did she fear? What did she know? Why was she scared?

Unanswered questions haunting Krystal's mother.

“She laid back there 13 days,” Wooliver said. “If that was your daughter would you be able to get past that?”

If you have any information investigators ask that you call Dayton homicide or Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP and remember you can remain anonymous.

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