Small Ohio Town Is Focus of FBI Probe After Strange Deaths and Disappearances

Posted: June 24, 2015 in Culture
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(CHILLICOTHE, Ohio) — The FBI is now helping to investigate a string of disappearances and murders that have taken place in a small Ohio town over the past 13 months.

Six women have vanished in the town of Chillicothe since May of last year and four of those have been found dead, authorities said. The women who disappeared were mostly in their 20s and 30s and were mothers. One victim was a grandmother with her third grandchild on the way, authorities said.

Lt. Mike Preston of the Ross County Sheriff’s Office would not say that he believes this is the work of a sole serial killer, but that is the theory supported by many of the relatives of the women.

Tameka Lynch, a 30-year-old married mother of three, was the second woman to go missing in the area when she vanished in mid-May, 2014.

“I felt that after the first three women went missing a year ago, it had to be someone they all know and trust to even go with them, and it has to be more than one person — my daughter was not a small person,” Angela Robinson, Lynch’s mother, told ABC News.

Most of the six women had a known history of drug use, with at least three having had an addiction to heroin, family members told ABC News. Friends have reported that some of the women were known prostitutes, and while some relatives were unable to confirm that their daughters and nieces were involved in prostitution, Robinson said she thinks that the association kept police from doing more earlier.

Full Story @ [ABC News]

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