More Craigslist Connections Found In Pregnant Mother’s Death Investigation


Police records show that officers have visited the home searched in connection with the death of a pregnant mother multiple times.

According to police records, officers responded to the home 11 times in recent years, some incidents involving disagreements with women.

10 Investigates learned that on three occasions, women complained of altercations with the doctor who lives in the home. Two of the women claimed to have met the man on Craigslist.

Police searched the northeast Columbus home for hours on Thursday, searching for clues about Deanna Ballman. Detectives were seen removing a computer tower, laptop, camera and mouse from the home as well as a brown bag. 10TV is not identifying the man because he has not been charged.

Ballman was found dead in the backseat of her car, parked near a wooded area near Bevelheimer Road on Wednesday. Family members filed a police report stating that Ballman disappeared after responding to a Craigslist ad.

The 23-year-old mother of two was expected to give birth to her third child in just a few weeks. Investigators said that her death was considered suspicious.

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday that the cause of death of the pregnant mother was undetermined.

Officials said that an autopsy found no signs of trauma on the body of Deanna Ballman. Ballman’s unborn child, who was to be named Mabel, also died.

Investigators must now await the results of toxicology reports, which could take 8-12 weeks.

Watch 10TV News and refresh for continuing coverage.


Previous Stories: