Five missing women in Ohio town prompt fears of a serial killer

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Residents of a small town in Ohio believe a serial killer may be on the loose following the disappearance and deaths of multiple women since May 2014.

Five women have gone missing in Chillicothe, Ohio, a town of 22,000 people. The series of disappearances began in May 2014 when Charlotte Trego, 27, who had a history of heroin abuse, was reported missing by her mother.

Tameka Lynch, 30, disappeared on the same day. Her body was found on a Paint Creek sandbar later that month. An autopsy found cocaine, amphetamines and alcohol inside her body.

Six months later in November 2014, Wanda Lemons, 38, who has a history of heroin abuse, also disappeared.

In December 2014, 20-year-old Shasta Himelrock’s car was found abandoned with its tank empty and the doors left open. Her body was later found in a river with six parallel cuts on her left forearm. She had oxycodone and cocaine in her system.

The fifth woman, Tiffany Sayre, 26, disappeared in May 2015. Her body was found earlier this month later wrapped in a sheet in a wooded area. She had a history of heroin abuse.

There are several factors linking the victims. Trego and Lynch knew each other, and all of the women had a history of drug use, with three having had an addiction to heroin. Family members believe that the women’s history of drug use, as well as several of the women’s history of prostitution, kept police from searching for the missing women earlier.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Charlotte Trego’s disappearance
2. Tameka Lynch’s body found in a river
3. Wanda Lemons’ disappearance
4. Shasta Himelrock’s body found in a river
5. Tiffany Sayre’s body found wrapped in a sheet
6. Connection between all the dead or missing women

VOICEOVER (in English):

“Five women have gone missing in Chillicothe, Ohio, a town of 22,000 people. The series of disappearances began in May 2014 when Charlotte Trego, who had a history of heroin abuse, was reported missing by her mother.”

“Tameka Lynch disappeared on the same day. Her body was found on a Paint Creek sandbar later that month. She had cocaine, amphetamines and alcohol inside her body.”

“Six months later in November 2014, Wanda Lemons, who had a history of heroin abuse, disappeared.”

“In December 2014, authorities found Shasta Himelrock’s car abandoned with an empty tank and the doors left open. Her body was later found in a river with six parallel cuts on her left forearm, as well as oxycodone and cocaine in her system.”

“Tiffany Sayre disappeared in May 2015 and her body was found a month later wrapped in a sheet in a wooded area. She also had a history of heroin abuse.”

“There are several factors linking the victims. Trego and Lynch knew each other, and all of the women had a history of drug use, with three having had an addiction to heroin.”

SOURCES: New York Daily News, ABC News, The Columbus Dispatch
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ohio-town-fears-serial-killer-loose-article-1.2269997
http://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-now-helping-search-killer-string-murders-ohio/story?id=32006473
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/06/07/dead-missing-women-have-city-on-edge.html