An Ohio woman has been indicted on murder charges in the "serial killings" of at least four men in the capital city of Columbus, the Ohio attorney general said Wednesday, though investigators believe there are more victims.
A message seeking comment was left with her attorney Thursday. The Columbus Division of Police declined to comment further on the investigation.
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Four out of five of Auborn's alleged victims died of overdoses between December 2022 and June 2023 and one man survived, authorities said, but they did not identify the victims.
Auborn gave the men fentanyl before robbing them, according to the indictment, which also charged her with involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault and robbery.
She already had been indicted and pleaded not guilty in September to murder and drug-related charges in the January overdose of one of the men.
Auborn is currently being held in Franklin County jail and an arraignment is scheduled for Friday.
The investigation remains ongoing, according to the attorney general's office and investigators are focusing on her activities in northeast Columbus between December of last year and August 2023 as they search for more possible victims.
Anyone with information related to overdose deaths that occurred during those time periods and near those locations should contact the Columbus Division of Police homicide tip line at 614-645-2228.
The indictment stemmed from a joint investigation by homicide detectives from the Columbus Division of Police and special agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
"These indictments are a result of our close collaboration with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation," Columbus Division of Police Chief Elaine Bryant. "The Columbus Division of Police remains dedicated to ensuring justice for all victims and their families affected by the actions of a single individual."
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