July 25, 2009
07/25/09: William Bosen, Columbus, OH
According to friends, after Bosen partied heavily and friends had to put him to bed. At one point during the night, they saw the bathroom light on and figured he was in the bathroom. But the next day when they woke up, the door was unlocked and he was gone. They assume he must have gotten up sometime during the night while they were asleep.
Bosen's body was recovered from a nearby retention pond in the Holt Park community on 7/28/09 by an 11-year-old boy who was fishing for turtles behind his grandfather's house. The boy thought he had spotted a turtle but realized he was looking at a striped pattern on a shirt. When the boy realized what he had found, he ran back and told his grandparents. They called 911 at 10:29 a.m.
Columbus fire and police arrived at the scene and pronounced Bosen dead at at 10:39 a.m. Police said the body matched a missing person’s report and identification was found on his person. The body was found face down about 10 feet from shore and had been in the water for a few days. Columbus homicide detectives James McCoskey and Patricia Dailey said they found no obvious sign of foul play on the body. Bosen's cell phone was found on the shore nearby.
Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said an autopsy conducted on July 29 revealed no signs of trauma or foul play. Toxicology tests are pending and could take several weeks.
About William Bosen
William Lee Bosen was born in Columbus on January 8, 1990. He is survived by his parents, John and Judy Bosen; sister, Virginia Bosen; grandfather, Lee Tharp; grandmother, Marilyn Bosen; aunts and uncles, Tim (Charlene) Tharp, Janet (Doug) Boyd, Judy Bosen, and James (Lisa) Bosen; cousins, Daniel and Ben Tharp; and special friend, Annie Mathues. Visit Legacy.com to sign William's online guest book or to leave a special memory.
Facts of Interest:
Name/age: William Lee Bosen, 19
Last Seen: 7/25/09, Columbus, OH
Recovered: 7/28/09, Columbus, OH, retention pond
at 6:09 PM