Rachel Anderson Obituary | Rachael Anderson was assassinated on the 28th of January in Columbus, Ohio. When Anthony Pardon murdered 24 year old Anderson Anderson in her own apartment on the day of her birthday she was an aspiring funeral director.
A registered sex offender with a long criminal record, Pardon, left Anderson’s body in her bedroom closet where she was discovered by the next day. Cellphone data and DNA were among the several pieces of evidence linking Pardon to the crime.
After Anderson’s death, he was arrested and charged with his murder. In 2020, he was found guilty and given a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
William “Bill” Anderson and Patricia “Trish” Anderson welcomed their first child, a girl named Rachael Nicoletta, into the world on January 28, 1994 in Warren, Ohio.
As a teenager, she worked at Macali’s Giant Eagle, where she had a profound impact on the lives of both the employees and the customers of the store.
At Youngstown State University, she pursued her goal of becoming a funeral director embalmer. She was accepted to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science after completing her prerequisite coursework, and she graduated with a Bachelor of Mortuary Science degree in 2016 from there.
The sixteen-year-old Pardon was let into the home of his girlfriend’s 39-year-old mother on November 13, 1981, to use the phone.
Her purse contained one hundred dollars, and he raped her at knife point before fleeing with the money. He tied her hands and ankles together, gagged her, and stuffed her in the trunk of a car.
He drove her to Valley Dale, where he untied her feet and tossed her into Alum Creek behind the Valley Dale Ballroom.
At this point, Pardon jumped into the creek and submerged the victim’s head in the water to save her from drowning. A nice Samaritan saved the woman’s life.
Using the money he took from the victim, Pardon purchased tennis shoes and a running gear before police arrived.
In Franklin County, Ohio, Pardon was prosecuted as an adult and found guilty in May 1982 of aggravated robbery, rape, and attempted murderat the age of seventeen.
The penalty handed down to Pardon ranged from five to twenty-five years in jail. He was initially sent to the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, but was later transferred to the Lebanon Correctional Institution and then the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. ‘
As a prisoner, he was found guilty of numerous disciplinary violations, including possessing weapons, setting fire to a mattress, and engaging in a brawl. He was sentenced to more than twenty-four years in jail and released in November 2006 for the crime.
As a student at the Naegele-Kleb-Ihlendorf Funeral Home in Norwood, she had the opportunity to work with and learn from the staff, her mentors Tara and Jackie, and the owner Bernie.
After graduating from Shaw-Davis Funeral Homes in Columbus, Ohio, Rachael performed her apprenticeship and became a member of the family. She was giddy with delight! All of her coworkers and their families were dear to her, as well as Adam, Kip, and Kim. As my daughter put it, “I’ll be working for them for the rest of my life.”
Throughout her life, Rachael pursued a wide range of interests. Aside from that, it’s all about her career! That girl had compassion in spades! Dance and socialising with family and friends was a favourite pastime of hers. She had a soft spot in her heart for children. She was in love with the life she was living!
Her father William Anderson of Warren, mother Patricia “Trish” Sprecacenere-Anderson of Warren, brother John Anderson of Warren.
maternal grandmother “Nonna” Claudia Sprecacenere of Warren, and two uncles Thomas Sprecacenere of Florida and Michael Sprecacenere of Warren will cherish her precious memories.
Rachael was a lovely person to get to know. As a Free Spirit, she was a Blessing to us all. Even though she was only with us for a short time, she left an indelible mark on us. Let’s Honor Her Memory! Sing, dance, and give hugs to those you care about the most this holiday season. What a wonderful tribute to her!!
At Warren G. Harding High School, she was a member of the National Honor Society, a soccer and volleyball player, and a member of the band. In 2012, she graduated.
To pursue her dream of becoming a funeral director, Anderson enrolled at and graduated from Youngstown State University with honours in preliminaries for mortuary science.
As a result of this, she went on to get a Bachelor of Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2016.
She worked at Naegele-Kleb-Ihlendorf Funeral Home while in mortuary school. Following her graduation from the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Anderson settled in Columbus and began an internship at the Shaw Davis Funeral Home.
Anderson’s apprenticeship was coming to a conclusion, and the funeral home’s management said she was going to be offered a job. On her twenty-fourth birthday, Anderson was murdered. Pineview Memorial Park served as Anderson’s final resting place.
On January 26 and January 27, 2018, Anderson celebrated her twenty-fourth birthday. Her brother John, who lives in Warren, travelled to Columbus to stay with her on the 26th.
The following day, Anderson and her brother visited their buddy John Kennedy at his residence. Among the guests at the celebration were the Andersons, the Kennedys, and other friends.
They returned to Anderson’s house on the 28th after spending the night at Kennedy’s residence. On both the 26th and the 27th, Anderson was involved. She handed her brother her key so he could come and go as he pleased while she was at work.
On the 28th, John Anderson returned to Warren and unintentionally removed the key from the lockbox he was carrying.
The Kennedys, who had a key to Anderson’s house, received a text message from Anderson about 1:00 p.m. stating that she would come pick up their key. They had to wait until they got home to give the key to a buddy who needed a trip to Athens, Ohio.
It was around 6:17 PM when Anderson texted the Kennedys that she was leaving in 20 minutes to come retrieve the key. At around 6:30, she called her mother and then went to the Kennedys to get her key.
As Anderson had no way of locking it from the outside, she was forced to leave it unlocked. The East Side Arby’s at 7:30 p.m. was her final visit before returning home.
At around 8:00 p.m., Pardon broke into Anderson’s flat and stole several items from the place. Anderson was kidnapped and taken from her downstairs apartment to her upper one. With the use of her hairdryer cord and the cords from the window blinds, he tied her ankles and feet together.
With her hands tied behind her back, she was hogtied with Anderson’s curling iron. It wasn’t just her that he snatched. In order to get Anderson to divulge her PIN number, Pardon used coercion. He also subjected her to physical and sexual abuse.