Indianapolis, IN -- The Dattilo family has new information about missing college student Molly Dattilo. Molly, a student at IUPUI and Eastern Kentucky
University has been missing since the evening of Tuesday, July 6, 2004.
As previously announced, Molly placed her last phone call around
11:00 PM from a pay phone at a Thornton’s gas station on Crawfordsville
Road in Indianapolis. At this time, she was with John E. Shelton, the
last person known to have seen her.
Recently, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reassigned Molly’s case from its Missing Persons Unit to its Homicide Unit. It is believed that a significant factor in the decision to reassign the case was information provided to IMPD by John E. Shelton. Shelton has been or is presently considered a person of interest in the investigation. A number of sources have confirmed that Shelton told IMPD that he has substantial information concerning the disappearance of Molly Dattilo. Shelton, who is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges, has offered the information about Dattilo in exchange for a plea bargain.
The Dattilo Family applauds the decision of IMPD to step up its investigation of Molly's disappearance and once again asks that anyone with useful information please come forward immediately.
For more information please contact Ben Dattilo 260-450-7322 or Keri Dattilo 310-993-0325
$100,000 reward still in effect
Homicide Detective Catherine Cummings (317-327-3094) IMPD