On 02-04-1975, Dorothy Kay Olbert (50-years-old) was reported missing by her husband around midnight after she failed to return to their Hilton Head Island residence from a church meeting. At approximately 12:45 am on 02-05-1975, she was discovered deceased lying outside her vehicle near the back gate of Shipyard Plantation. Forensic autopsy revealed she died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
Numerous interviews were conducted, as well as forensic examination of evidence collected at the scene but no suspects have been identified.
The motive for her murder was not apparent, as she had no known enemies. The limited technology available in 1975, failed to forensically link anyone to the crime.