Published Thu, Nov 17, 2011 2:48 pm Dateline
Updated Fri, Nov 18, 2011 4:59 am
Update Friday 5:00 a.m.
A sheriff says a jobseeker from Florida has been killed and another from South Carolina has been shot after they responded to a Craigslist ad for a job on an Ohio cattle farm.
Noble County Sheriff Stephen Hannum said Thursday that two men had been taken into custody after cadaver dogs found the body of the Florida man this week in a shallow grave in a remote area.
Hannum says the search was undertaken after the South Carolina man escaped from the same area on Nov. 6 and police found a grave they believe had been dug for him.
He says the two victims had responded to a bogus listing for a job as cattle caretaker at a 688-acre farm. He suspects robbery was the motive.
Names are still not being released.
Two men are in custody in Noble County in connection with a Craigslist scheme to rob and kill people from across the country.