Sheriff: Accused Ohio killer helps artist sketch 1st victim


MARION, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says a man linked to the killings of four women helped a sketch artist come up with a new image of his first victim, who still hasn’t been identified.

Authorities in Marion County released the sketch Monday.

Shawn Grate has pleaded not guilty in two killings in north-central Ohio. Authorities say he confessed to killing two other women, including one around 2005 in Marion County.

Authorities there say Grate doesn’t remember that victim’s name.

The sheriff’s office says Grate told detectives that a first sketch based on the woman’s skeleton didn’t look like her, so he gave investigators a better description.

The sheriff says Grate told investigators his first victim was a woman who’d been selling magazines.

Grate’s attorneys haven’t returned messages seeking comment since his arrest.

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