4 Ohio men fatally beaten in 4 separate Bucyrus homes

BUCYRUS (AP) — Authorities in Bucyrus are trying to figure out why four men were fatally beaten in four separate homes. A suspect is in custody but hasn’t been charged.

Police said the slayings are likely related, but they don’t know if the men knew each other. Two bodies were found Monday, and the other two were discovered Tuesday morning.

The suspect came into the police station and led deputies to the last two bodies, authorities said. Prosecutor Matthew Crall told reporters Tuesday night that “charges will be filed as soon as possible.”

The victims’ names haven’t been released. They are believed to range in age from their 50s to their 70s.

Crawford County Sheriff Scott Kent said Wednesday that the suspect gave some details as to why the killings occurred, but authorities aren’t releasing details. The sheriff’s office is assisting police in the investigation.

“One (slaying) can be complicated, four is overwhelming,” Kent said.

Some of the residents of the town of 12,000 said they were worried about their safety in a place that is unaccustomed to violent crime but battling a heroin epidemic.

Crall and city police officials didn’t immediately return phone messages Wednesday.

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