Ohio Creepy May 15, 2015
by April Dray These 5 Famous Murders In Ohio Put A Dark Stain On The State
Ohio isn’t always warm and welcoming. Sometimes, it’s downright dark. The following are what we consider to be the most infamous murders to take place in Ohio.
1) Dimebag Darrell
A famous musician and one of the founding members of Pantera was shot three times in the head on stage in Columbus in 2004 during a show.
2) The Cleveland Torso Murderer
Also known as the Butcher of Kingsbury Run, this unidentified serial killer murdered and dismembered at least twelve victims from among the homeless in Cleveland—many of whom remain unidentified to this day. Recent speculation suggests the Butcher may have traveled west and was also the murderer of Elizabeth Short, of the "Black Dahlia Murder Case."
3) The Ohio Prostitute Killer
Police are still searching for a serial killer who is suspected of murdering at least eight prostitutes throughout the state. Eight women were found murdered in the late 80s and 90s along major interstates in Ohio. Each of the identified victims were suspected to be prostitutes, and each of those women were believed to work at truck stops. Extensive investigations throughout the years have linked the murders together, though the killer has never been identified and the murders remain unsolved.
4) Jeffrey Dahmer (The Milwaukee Cannibal)
Although he's known for terrorizing Milwaukee, Dahmer was born in Cleveland and killed his first victim in Medina County. He is responsible for killing 17 men and dismembering and eating parts of their corpses. After being sentenced to 15 consecutive life sentences, he was murdered in prison.
5) Anthony Sowell
In 2009, Sowell's Cleveland home was searched with an arrest warrant for attempted rape, and police found multiple female bodies (and parts of female bodies) scattered throughout his house.
What other well known murders have taken place in Ohio?
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