Criminal element

Serial killer targeting women feared on the loose in Ohio

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In Chillicothe, Ohio, a small town of 21,000, police fear a serial killer targeting women might be on the loose. At least six women have disappeared in little over a year. Four of the women’s bodies have been found, almost all of them dumped in creeks or streams flowing away from the town. Most of these women had drug problems and several of them reportedly turned to prostitution to fund their addictions. Some of them even knew each other, according to the police. Because of these chilling similarities, authorities believe the crimes may be the work of a serial killer. And FBI analysts are reportedly trying to put together a profile for the possible culprit. “I don’t want to come out and say ‘yes, we have a serial killer,’ but it’s a small community that we live in … and the number of females who have come up missing, and then the bodies that we’ve found, that’s quite a bit for our community,” Staff Lt. Mike Preston of the Ross County Sheriff’s Department told The Washington Post. “The community is starting to get concerned,” he said. “Everyone just wants answers.”

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