Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Marina Boelter was last seen leaving from work at the IGA grocery store in Bloomfield, Indiana around 6:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve, 2014. The last activity on Boelter's phone was an incoming call at 6 p.m.
D.J. Lockhart, Marina's former boyfriend, and father of her young son, told police he saw the 18-year-old being driven away from the store by an older man. Lockhart told police a heavyset man in his 40s or 50s, wearing glasses, was behind the wheel. The vehicle was described as a four-door car, possibly a Mercury Milan, with multispoke rims, a spoiler and cellphone antenna. The vehicle’s color has been reported as everything from silver to beige, even gold. There was no recorded video surveillance at the IGA or the strip mall where she worked.
Just six weeks after Marina disappeared, Lockhart was found stabbed to death. Indiana Police say, however, they have no evidence to suggest the two incidents are connected. The stabbing was ruled a justified act of self-defense and no criminal charges was filed.
Boelter had lived with her father in Ohio until 2010. Then, she moved to Bloomfield to live with her mother. At the time of her disappearance she had just moved into her own apartment and was working hard to take care of herself and her son. Her family describes her as smart, motivated, happy and excited by her recent acceptance to college. Friends and family say that the disappearance is out of character for Boelter.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Indiana State Police