FBI now assisting police after string of murders, missing women in small Ohio town
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – The FBI is now stepping in to assist the police with the disappearances and murders that have all occurred in their small Ohio town since 2014.
According to ABC News, 6 women have gone missing since May 2014. Four of them have been found dead and two are still missing. The women were mostly in their 20s and 30s and had children.
Lt. Mike Preston of the Ross County Sheriff’s Office says many of the women’s families believe there is a serial killer doing this, but he said he has no evidence to confirm that.
On Monday, police held a press conference and said they have to get answers because too many women are going missing.
Some family members told ABC News that a few of the women had drugs and prostitution in their past, possibly linking them.
The first woman, Charlotte Trego, went missing in May of 2014 and hasn’t been seen since. Tameka Lynch went missing the same day as Trego, but her body was found 3 weeks later.
Wanda Lemons then went missing in late 2014 and has not been heard from since.
Shasta Himelrick disappeared on Christmas 2014 and her body was found in a river on Jan. 2.
Tiffany Sayre went missing on May 11 of this year and her body was most recently found on June 20.
Police have not confirmed a sixth woman yet, but said they are looking into 6 cases at this time.