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Body ID'd as one of three women missing near Ohio town

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- A sheriff in southern Ohio says a body found over the weekend is one of three missing women from Chillicothe.

The Ross County Sheriff's Office on Sunday identified the woman as 26-year-old Tiffany Sayre, who has been missing since May 11.

The body was found Saturday by two people walking along a creek bed in Highland County, reports CBS affiliate WBNS. In a 911 recording obtained by the station, a caller tells a dispatcher that she found a woman's body wrapped in a blanket.

A cause of death hasn't been released.

"She's a mother-of-two. Her babies are going to grow up without a mother now," Tiffany's aunt, Sam Sayre, told the station. "Her family's horrified by it. Just hopefully nobody else has to go through this."

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Charlotte Trego, left, Wanda Lemons, center, and Tiffany Sayre, right

WBNS

That brings to four the number of women who have been found dead from the Chillicothe area, south of Columbus, since May of last year. Two other women remain missing. Authorities have said all six women ran in the same circles and hung out at the same places, where drug use and prostitution are common, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

Officials are searching for any possible connections between the deaths and disappearances. Earlier this month, the FBI joined a task force of local and state investigators.

Timberly Claytor, 38, was reportedly found shot to death on May 29. Tameka Lynch, 30, was discovered dead of an overdose on a creek sandbar in May 2014, and authorities have reportedly called her death suspicious. Shasta Himelrick, 20, was found dead in January in a river about week after she had gone missing.

The paper reports a coroner ruled her death a suicide by drowning, but her family reportedly disputes that.

Himelrick had announced to her family last Christmas that she was pregnant, Crimesider reported.

Two other women remain missing. Charlotte Trego, 28, vanished in May of 2014, and 38-year-old Wanda Lemons was last seen in November of 2014.

Tipsters can send information on the cases to findme@rosssheriff.com or call the tipline at 740-774-FIND(3463.)