A small Ohio town of Chillicothe is on its feet after several women have disappeared in the past year. A total of six women went missing and four of them were found dead, prompting residents to suspect a serial killer is operating in the area. Two women who were found dead, Tiffany Sayre and Timberly Claytor were discovered three weeks apart. Investigators have said that both cases can be characterized as homicides.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been called in for help and although nobody is dismissing the possibility of a serial killer in the area that is not the only option they are investigating. "At this point, there's no smoking gun that says, 'Hey, we've got a serial killer on the loose,'" Ross County Prosecutor Matt Schmidt said. "We have missing people and we have a homicide.”
He said he understands how upset people in the community are, assuring them that an extensive probe into the cases will surely result in finding the one responsible. Trend of disappearing women began more than a year ago, and all of them women are registered drug offenders. Some of them are also suspected of prostitution.
Sayre’s aunt has appealed to the public to come forward if they have any information about her niece. "Somebody did this. Somebody is responsible, and somebody knows who is responsible," Shelly Hehr said. "I know if you are scared, you might not want to come forward. But you should be scared if you don't come forward, because if somebody doesn't come forward and help stop this, you don't know who could be next."
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