Mother's Death Remains Unsolved One Year Later


UPDATED: Monday May 5, 2014 11:36 PM

Franklin County Sheriff's Office investigators said they still have no clues or leads in the death of a young mother one year ago.

Family members said Olivia Egland, 23, had her whole life ahead of her. They said she was an aspiring artist and new mother who was inseparable from her infant son, Neomia.

Investigators found his mother lying underneath a guardrail at Nafzger Park May 5, 2013.

Neomia's grandmother said he never got to say goodbye.

"He calls me mommy, he doesn't understand and I have to tell him I'm grandma. He doesn't understand that she's never coming home," Susane Urbanic said of her daughter.

Investigators said not a single clue has surfaced in the year since Egland's death.  Police said Egland was hit by a car but Urbanic said she wasn't as sure.

"We don't believe it was an accident," she said.

Egland's family put up a large reward on Refugee Road with the hope it will help trigger someone's memory or encourage those responsible to come forward.

"I feel that she won't really be able to rest until she gets the justice that she deserves," Urbanic said.

Egland's family said they plan to celebrate her life at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Nafzger Park and encourage the community to attend, especially those who are suffering from unsolved cases.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at (614) 525-6113.

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