Dylan Spellman: Where is he?
In June 2012, two teenagers Mollie Olgin and Mary Kristene Chapa were fatally shot in the Portland area of Texas, United States of America. Unfortunately, one died and the other survived. Two names were linked to the attack, Dylan Spellman and David Strickland.
The whereabouts of Dylan Spellman who was initially implicated in the crime but later released according to reports have become a thing of concern for those familiar with the case.
In this post, we shall tell you what we know about Dylan Spellman’s whereabouts and we will also narrate the story itself.
What happened to Mollie Olgie and Mary Kristene Chapa?
Two young couples, Mollie Olgin and Mary Kristene Chapa were attacked in June 2012. The teenagers were shot execution-style and left for dead in a park in Portland, Texas. While David Strickland was eventually convicted of the murder, evidence at the crime scene initially implicated Dylan Spellman. The biological evidence then became a point of contention, seemingly highlighting his potential involvement in the crime.
In the aftermath of the attack, Molly was declared dead at the scene, but Kristene miraculously survived. She described the attacker, and the composite sketch was later released. There was ample evidence collected from the crime scene. Apart from shell casings, cigarette butts and an energy drink can were picked up and tested for DNA. This biological evidence then led the authorities to Dylan Spellman.
Who is Dylan Spellman?
Dylan Spellman lived in Portland and had a job. At the time, Dylan was living with family friends in Portland, Texas, and working at their plumbing business. The police then learned that he was involved in a robbery with a few others in Nevada and was awaiting sentencing for that. He cooperated with the police against the co-defendants in that case. Curiously, the authorities found similarities between the Portland attack and how Dylan carried out the robbery.
In the Nevada crime, the victims were bound by duct tape, and the suspects called themselves by numbers. Kristene had told the police that the assailant bound them and referred to her and Mollie as “Numer One and Numer Two.” However, Dylan was quite taller than Kristene’s description of the attacker. She was only five feet, seven inches tall, and said that the man who attacked them wasn’t much taller than herself. Dylan remained a suspect until David came into the picture. When he was found to have the murder weapon, David was convicted of the attack.
How old is Dylan Spellman?
David Spellman’s age is unknown but from his physical appearance, it seems he should be in his mid 20s as of then and probably be in his mid 30s or close to 40 years-old right now.
Where is Dylan Spellman?
Dylan Spellman is most likely still alive and lives in the United States even though he has not been seen in public for a long while. We cannot ascertain his current health status as of now.
During David Strickland’s 2016 trial, the defense called witnesses to testify about Dylan’s whereabouts at the time of the murder. A neighbor reported seeing Dylan in the park between 2:30 and 3:00 a.m., sometime after the attack. Dylan’s ex-girlfriend, Alicia Dickey, stated that they were at the park around 11 p.m. and that he had previously choked her.
In January 2019, DNA testing on pubic hair found on Kristene’s body appeared to match Dylan. As a result, David’s lawyers filed an appeal against his conviction, which was denied in January 2020. Dylan, from what we can tell, has not been charged in connection with the attack. He appears to have been released from a Nevada prison in 2015 and has kept a low profile since then.