Bolin Family Murders
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Michael

Tarrytown, NY

#1 Sep 15, 2006
Does anyone remember this family? They lived in Upper Arlington in the 70's and unfortunately the Mom killed her husband and two of her 3 children. I am doing research for my criminology class on these types of crimes and was curious if anyone had recollection of this family. I pray for them as well. Thank you.
UAHS alum

Hayesville, OH

#2 Nov 7, 2006
Michael:

I was surfing the Bear Alums website tonight, and happened across your thread, re: the Bolin family murders...I had previously not heard of this tragedy, but am now curious...I graduated in the class of '88...have you found anyone that can provide any information? What a terrible story. FYI, this is just from a curiosity perspective..I have no ties to the family whatsoever, and in fact didn't know any of them.
Michael

Tarrytown, NY

#3 Jan 12, 2007
I did find someone who had first-hand knowledge of the murders and knew the family. It is a dreadful story. I won't go into details here but you can email me at clarkkent322002@yahoo.com if you are still interested. I realize im responding 3 months later to this posting but this is the first time i have revisited this messageboard.
former childhood friend

Chicago, IL

#4 Jan 23, 2008
Michael wrote:
I did find someone who had first-hand knowledge of the murders and knew the family. It is a dreadful story. I won't go into details here but you can email me at clarkkent322002@yahoo.com if you are still interested. I realize im responding 3 months later to this posting but this is the first time i have revisited this messageboard.
I grew up just down the street from the Bolin's. I knew them personally. I just wondered what happened to the oldest daughter Alisha. I spoke to her after the horrible incident, but she moved shortly after.
A fellow student- UA

Dublin, OH

#5 May 4, 2009
former childhood friend wrote:
<quoted text>I grew up just down the street from the Bolin's. I knew them personally. I just wondered what happened to the oldest daughter Alisha. I spoke to her after the horrible incident, but she moved shortly after.
Is there anything published about these murders? I went to school with the daughters, and remember when this happened. We were in Junior High School.
Jan Bolin

Nashport, OH

#6 Apr 18, 2010
Michael wrote:
I did find someone who had first-hand knowledge of the murders and knew the family. It is a dreadful story. I won't go into details here but you can email me at clarkkent322002@yahoo.com if you are still interested. I realize im responding 3 months later to this posting but this is the first time i have revisited this messageboad

I would like to discuss this with you, I just found out I am related to this family and I live just a few blocks from where this took place.
Ohioguy

Columbus, OH

#7 May 1, 2010
I was in Todd Bolin's 4th grade class at Windermere elementary. Tammy used to babysit for my sister and I. I'll never forget our church preacher coming to our door that night to deliver the news of that tragedy.
Jessica Bolin

Reynoldsburg, OH

#8 Jan 5, 2011
Michael wrote:
Does anyone remember this family? They lived in Upper Arlington in the 70's and unfortunately the Mom killed her husband and two of her 3 children. I am doing research for my criminology class on these types of crimes and was curious if anyone had recollection of this family. I pray for them as well. Thank you.
I am the grandchild of Ronnie Bolin. Prior to his marrying Patty, he was married to my grandmother, Beverly. They had 3 children, Barry, Charon and Jenny. Barry is my father. Ronnie then married Patty and they had 3 children of which Patty murdered the younger 2, Ronnie as well as herself.
Jessica Bolin

Reynoldsburg, OH

#9 Jan 5, 2011
I am the grandchild of Ronnie Bolin. Prior to his marrying Patty, he was married to my grandmother, Beverly. They had 3 children, Barry, Charon and Jenny. Barry is my father. Ronnie then married Patty and they had 3 children of which Patty murdered the younger 2, Ronnie as well as herself.
I will not give any detail on the surviving child to protect her privacy.
Robert W

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Jan 6, 2011
I lived in Upper Atlington at the time and went to elementary school with Todd. He was my best friend in 2nd-3rd grade. I spent a lot of time at their house and in also in Cub Scouts together. A horrible event I will never forget.
UA classmate

Dublin, OH

#11 Jan 7, 2011
The surviving daughter was able to run away from her mother and get to a neighbor's house before her mom killed herself.. No doubt she's traumatized to this day.. Unspeakable tragedy.
Clare

Crewe, UK

#12 Jan 10, 2011
Jessica Bolin wrote:
<quoted text>
I am the grandchild of Ronnie Bolin. Prior to his marrying Patty, he was married to my grandmother, Beverly. They had 3 children, Barry, Charon and Jenny. Barry is my father. Ronnie then married Patty and they had 3 children of which Patty murdered the younger 2, Ronnie as well as herself.
Hi..what a horrible thing to happen..does anyone know why she did it?? I think I read somewhere that there was no motive but something must have blown in her mind to kill her own kids.. How terrible for your father as well..Does he see the girl who survived? I'm really sorry if I'm being intrusive..I just can't imagine what would make anyone do such a thing??
Kathleen

Columbus, OH

#13 Jul 17, 2011
Michael wrote:
Does anyone remember this family? They lived in Upper Arlington in the 70's and unfortunately the Mom killed her husband and two of her 3 children. I am doing research for my criminology class on these types of crimes and was curious if anyone had recollection of this family. I pray for them as well. Thank you.
I was a friend of Tammy Bolin, in 7th grade. We went to Hastings Jr High. It was a very sad and upsetting that your own mother could do what she did. I hadnt had a chance to know the family that well except for the time her mom drove carpool for us. I was so surprised that the boy who was dating Tammy didnt seem to care. But that could just be my interpretation being a young girl myself. Not much to tell I guess. I think about her every so often but this is the first time I ever looked anything up about it.
Frank

York, PA

#14 Jul 30, 2011
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Jessica Bolin wrote:
I am the grandchild of Ronnie Bolin. Prior to his marrying Patty, he was married to my grandmother, Beverly. They had 3 children, Barry, Charon and Jenny. Barry is my father. Ronnie then married Patty and they had 3 children of which Patty murdered the younger 2, Ronnie as well as herself.
I will not give any detail on the surviving child to protect her privacy.
why is nothing about this case on the internet.
like a big secret.
UA classmate

Traverse City, MI

#15 Jul 30, 2011
I think because it happened before the internet age. It was in the newspaper at the time..... And I remember the principal of our junior high coming on the loudpseaker that Monday morning, telling the students what had happened..
Frank

York, PA

#16 Jul 31, 2011
UA classmate wrote:
I think because it happened before the internet age. It was in the newspaper at the time..... And I remember the principal of our junior high coming on the loudpseaker that Monday morning, telling the students what had happened..
Thank You

Since: Oct 11

Grove City, OH

#17 Oct 7, 2011
The surviving daughter was a very good friend of mine. Have not seen her in a while but I know she has children of her own is doing very well. I remember getting calls the night it happened.
The Mother pointed the gun at her and pulled the trigger but it was empty. She ran to a friendís house and they called the police.
The police showed up and the mother fired several shots at them and they returned fire killing her.
Reality

United States

#18 Oct 11, 2011
Well, this happened in Upper Arlington so you can bet that they tried to keep it out of the newspapers/tv as usual . This is done constantly in UA so they can continue to lead on that it is a safe /no crime ever city..When in fact UA has super high crime rates and most go unsolved. Community of fakes trying to put on a show to make themselves feel sane after paying insane prices to live in a city that they've made up in their simple minds to be the greatest place ever.
JESSICA BOLIN

Charlotte, NC

#19 Aug 8, 2014
Clare wrote:
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Hi..what a horrible thing to happen..does anyone know why she did it?? I think I read somewhere that there was no motive but something must have blown in her mind to kill her own kids.. How terrible for your father as well..Does he see the girl who survived? I'm really sorry if I'm being intrusive..I just can't imagine what would make anyone do such a thing??
There was a motive. There was another woman. The oldest child did survive and has always been welcomed into the family.
JESSICA BOLIN

Charlotte, NC

#20 Aug 8, 2014
UAB1979 wrote:
The surviving daughter was a very good friend of mine. Have not seen her in a while but I know she has children of her own is doing very well. I remember getting calls the night it happened.
The Mother pointed the gun at her and pulled the trigger but it was empty. She ran to a friendís house and they called the police.
The police showed up and the mother fired several shots at them and they returned fire killing her.
Patty never fired at the police. When the police arrived, she shot herself.

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