Suspect in Ashland County deaths charged with murder

Man facing murder charges for bodies found

ASHLAND, OHIO - The man linked to three bodies found in Ashland and Richland counties has been charged with murder.

According to Ashland County court records, Shawn M. Grate was charged with two counts of murder on Thursday.

He was previous charged with kidnapping after he abducted a woman who called 911 and escaped.

Authorities found two bodies at an Ashland home on Covert Court Tuesday. Grate then led authorities to a third body, located near Park Avenue East in Madison Township.

One body, found at the Ashland site, has been identified as Stacey Stanley. 


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