CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - A long line of men in uniform stood on the steps of the Ross County Courthouse this afternoon and sent a message to the drug dealers, thieves and thugs - and maybe even murderers - in their community: We're coming for you. With at least six Ross County women who all had battled drug addiction now dead or missing and a special task-force looking for ways to link their deaths and solve the unfolding mystery, authorities announced a new enforcement effort to both shake loose information and to rid the streets of drugs.
Search teams from multiple agencies are scouring the land today where a woman's body was discovered on Saturday night. A couple walking along Cave Road in rural Highland County, west of Chillicothe and not far from the Ross County line, found the body of 26-year-old Tiffany Sayre in a creek bed.
An Ohio man last seen in eastern Greene County is missing, after reportedly driving by his destination Tuesday. John E. Farrell, 87, of Scioto County, was last seen June 9 at about 6:30 p.m. passing by his brother's house on Parker Road in Jamestown.
Is there a serial killer on the loose in Ohio? Police probe links between deaths and disappearances of eight women from three neighboring counties in past few years In Ross County, Timberly Claytor, 38, and Tameka Lynch, 30, are dead and Tiffany Sayre, 26, Wanda Lemons, 37, and Charlotte Trego, 29, are missing Ohio police and the FBI are trying to determine if eight women who have disappeared or been killed in three counties within 90 minutes of each other in the past two years are linked by a serial killer. Megan Lancaster of Portsmouth in Scioto County went missing in April 2013 at the age of 25, leaving behind a young son and an empty car in a fast food restaurant parking lot.
After six women died or disappeared within the past year in a southern Ohio community, law enforcement officials are looking to state and federal investigators to assist in their search for answers.
Police and the FBI have been looking for similarities between three missing persons cases in Chillicothe and two in Columbus. Megan was 25 years old when her family last heard from her.