The Ohio Attorney General announced on Wednesday that an Ohio woman has been charged with murder in connection with the deaths of at least four men in the state’s capital, Columbus, even though detectives think there may be more victims.
Ohio Woman Suspected of Drugging, Killing, and Robbing Men in Shocking Serial Murder Case
According to a statement from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Rebecca Auborn, 33, of Columbus, is suspected of meeting men for sex, drugging and killing them, and then robbing them.
On Thursday, a message was left with her attorney requesting an explanation. Regarding the inquiry, the Columbus Division of Police declined to provide more comments.
Yost issued a statement saying, “Don’t buy sex in Ohio—it destroys lives and could cost you yours.”
“For me, if you have somebody who has a series of killings that are separated in time, they’re a serial killer,” he said to Columbus Dispatch. Here, our MO is the same.”
An investigation into a series of overdose deaths led investigators to discover a possible connection between the victims.Auburn was subsequently linked “to several overdoses and robberies” by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Columbus Division of Police, according to the press release.
Among Auburn’s purported victims, four perished from overdoses between December 2022 and June 2023, while one man made it out alive, according to police.
Ohio Woman Faces Multiple Charges, Including Murder, in Fentanyl-Related Serial Overdose Cases
According to the indictment, she gave the men fentanyl before robbing them and was also accused of robbery, felonious assault, and involuntary manslaughter.
One of the males, thirty-year-old Joseph Crumpler, had overdosed in January, and she had already been charged with murder and drug-related offences; in September, she entered a not-guilty plea.
According to court documents, she confessed to the Columbus police that she had mixed fentanyl with a man’s crack pipe after they had sex.
Auborn is presently being held in Franklin County jail; an arraignment is set for Friday. Auborn is the mother of at least one kid and a deceased daughter who passed away in 2016 at the age of just eighteen days.
She is charged with four felonies: murder, four charges of involuntary manslaughter, a total of five counts of felonious assault, five counts of drug-related corruption of another person, One count of tampering with evidence and four charges of drug trafficking were charged.
According to the attorney general’s office, the investigation is still ongoing. To find more potential victims, investigators are concentrating on her activities in northeast Columbus between December of the previous year and August of 2023.