Tiffany Sayre — a 26-year-old mother of two — was found dead in the small town of Chillicothe, Ohio and is one of six missing women from the area who have disappeared in the past 13-months.
According to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, two residents walking along a street in Highland County — about 30 miles west of Chillicothe — discovered Sayre’s body on Saturday. The woman was last seen in May 11 and was one of three women who have been found dead in the area since last year.
All of the victims were found near or around creeks or streams, the Huffington Post reports. One of the women was shot to death, while two are still missing, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has joined local authorities in the investigation.
The Times Gazette indicates that Tiffany Sayre’s dead body was found wrapped in a sheet. The report also indicates that police have a suspect in custody, but it’s not clear when Sayre died.
“The Columbus Dispatch reported that one man is in custody, who is a ‘possible suspect in the death of Claytor,’ whose body was found recently with a gunshot to the head. ‘The man, however, hasn’t yet been charged in the death and is being held on unrelated charges.'”
Sheriff Donnie Barrera said “there wasn’t a lot to go on at the scene” where Tiffany Sayre’ was found dead. Unfortunately, her family had to find out about the findings from the media, distraught aunt Samantha Sayre said.
“I called the coroner’s office and they confirmed it was her. No cops have been here.”
“This is a big shock — a big shock. I mean we have some closure now that she’s no longer missing, but we still don’t have answers.”
A friend of Tiffany Sayre, Jessie Sanford, said she last heard from her on the night of May 11 as she was going to meet some people at a local hotel.
“She was doing business at the Chillicothe Inn. She left to run to her grandmother’s house and was going to go back to the hotel…I don’t know what happened. I think somebody took her.”
Police are not calling the multiple disappearances and three deaths in the area the work of a serial killer or sex traffickers, however, for concerned citizens the disturbing cases can’t be coincidences.
Charlotte Trego, a 27-year-old mother of two and her friend, mother of three, Tameka Lynch, 30, were last seen alive in Chillicothe May 3, 2014. Lynch was later found dead May 24, 2014 in a creek, about 20 miles downstream from Chillicothe, not far from where Tiffany Sayer’s body was found. The coroner was not able to determine Lynch’s cause of death and Trego is still missing.
Exactly six months to the date when Trego and Lynch went missing on November 3, 2014, 37-year-old Wanda Lemons — a mother of five — was last seen in Chillicothe and has yet to be located. Shasta Himelrick, 20, was pregnant when she went missing on Christmas Day 2014 after she abruptly left a family gathering when she received a text message.
Himelrick’s car was found the following day and her body was located eight days later by a river. Ross County Coroner’s determination was that the victim died of suicide, which her family finds hard to believe.
“None of us think she killed herself,” said Shirley Himelrick.
The body of 38-year-old Timberly Claytor was found near an abandoned building on May 29, 2015 while searchers were looking for Tiffany Sayre. Claytor died of multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said. Jason McCrary, 36, has been named the prime suspect in Claytor’s death, but has not been charged.
Police believe all the missing women were part of the same social circle and knew each other and the FBI continues to investigate Tiffany Sayre’s and the other disappearances in Chillicothe, Ohio.
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