Four men dead, one person in custody in horrific crime spree

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BUCYRUS, Ohio– A horrific crime spree in Bucyrus has left four men dead and one person in custody.

Police say all of the victims were men between the ages of 55 and 67.

“Definitely one of the worst days in the history of our town,” said Bucyrus Police Chief David Koepke.

On Monday, police became aware of two homicides at two different locations.

Tuesday it got worse, when a third and fourth homicide were discovered.

“Yes, just a terrible couple of days. Yesterday, two crime scenes and today we get information of two more,” Koepke said.

That information came early Tuesday when a yet to be named suspect walked into the police department and gave details on all four homicides.

Police are not saying if the four victims knew each other but two of the victims lived near each other on the southwest side of town.

The chief says all four victims died from blunt force trauma.

Police will not release the victims’ names or the suspect's name until the investigation is complete, which could take a few more days.

“To come here to Bucyrus and have four crime scenes in such a short period of time is very unusual,” said Brenda McNeely, BCI special agent assigned to the crime scene unit. “We are assisting by processing these scenes.”

At one of the scenes, we spoke to the brother of one of the victims, who was cleaning out the house. He said he was devastated by the news and hopes  a suspect will soon be charged.

Right now, no one knows why these murders happened, which has left this community on edge.

“I am afraid to walk at night,” said Travis Powell, who lives in Bucyrus.