Ohio

No ID yet for slain woman despite tips, Ohio suspect's info

  • FILE – This file photo provided by the Ashland County Sheriff Office shows Shawn M. Grate, arrested Sept. 13, 2016, in Ashland, Ohio. Investigators trying to identify the alleged first victim of the Ohio man suspected in four killings say they've received 10 to 15 tips in the month since Grate described killing a magazine seller in her mid-20s around 2005 in Marion County, Ohio, but authorities still don't have a name for the body found in 2007. (Ashland County Sheriff Office/Ashland Times-Gazette via AP, File)

    FILE – This file photo provided by the Ashland County Sheriff Office shows Shawn M. Grate, arrested Sept. 13, 2016, in Ashland, Ohio. Investigators trying to identify the alleged first victim of the Ohio man suspected in four killings say they've received 10 to 15 tips in the month since Grate described killing a magazine seller in her mid-20s around 2005 in Marion County, Ohio, but authorities still don't have a name for the body found in 2007. (Ashland County Sheriff Office/Ashland Times-Gazette via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE – This file sketch drawn Oct. 3, 2016, by Delaware County Sheriff's Office criminal analyst Brook Segaard for the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Marion, Ohio, is meant to show a still-unidentified woman believed to be the first victim of an Ohio man linked to four killings. Investigators trying to identify the alleged first victim of  Shawn Grate say they've received 10 to 15 tips in the month since Grate described killing a magazine seller in her mid-20s around 2005 in Marion County, Ohio, but authorities still don't know the name of the woman whose body was found in 2007. (Delaware County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    FILE – This file sketch drawn Oct. 3, 2016, by Delaware County Sheriff's Office criminal analyst Brook Segaard for the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Marion, Ohio, is meant to show a still-unidentified woman believed to be the first victim of an Ohio man linked to four killings. Investigators trying to identify the alleged first victim of Shawn Grate say they've received 10 to 15 tips in the month since Grate described killing a magazine seller in her mid-20s around 2005 in Marion County, Ohio, but authorities still don't know the name of the woman whose body was found in 2007. (Delaware County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE – This file sketch drawn Oct. 3, 2016, by Delaware County Sheriff's Office criminal analyst Brook Segaard for the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Marion, Ohio, is meant to show a still-unidentified woman believed to be the first victim of an Ohio man linked to four killings. Investigators trying to identify the alleged first victim of Shawn Grate say they've received 10 to 15 tips in the month since Grate described killing a magazine seller in her mid-20s around 2005 in Marion County, Ohio, but authorities still don't know the name of the woman whose body was found in 2007. (Delaware County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    FILE – This file sketch drawn Oct. 3, 2016, by Delaware County Sheriff's Office criminal analyst Brook Segaard for the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Marion, Ohio, is meant to show a still-unidentified woman believed to be the first victim of an Ohio man linked to four killings. Investigators trying to identify the alleged first victim of Shawn Grate say they've received 10 to 15 tips in the month since Grate described killing a magazine seller in her mid-20s around 2005 in Marion County, Ohio, but authorities still don't know the name of the woman whose body was found in 2007. (Delaware County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

Investigators trying to identify the alleged first victim of an Ohio man linked to four killings say they've received some tips in the month since he told them about her, but they still don't know the woman's name.

Marion County sheriff's Lt. Christy Utley tells The Marion Star (http://ohne.ws/2erK2dR ) 10 to 15 tips came in, including that it might be a woman missing in Canada or one from California. Those didn't match.

Authorities say jailed suspect Shawn Grate confessed to killing two women, including one around 2005 in Marion County. Investigators say Grate told them the magazine seller in her mid-20s was his first victim but doesn't remember her name.

The body was found in 2007.

Grate has pleaded not guilty in two other killings. His attorneys haven't returned calls.

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Information from: The Marion Star, http://www.marionstar.com