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Missing Chillicothe Woman Found Safe

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) – Police in a southern Ohio city attribute the quick recovery of a woman reported missing to a goal of getting information out about such reports as fast as possible.

Such speed is significant in a community where four women have died under suspicious circumstances and two others remain missing.

Chillicothe Police Chief Keith Washburn tells the Chillicothe Gazette a decision was made to release information fast after the department learned Friday a 30-year-old woman hadn’t been seen for a few days.

The woman was found safe a few hours later after several tips.

The four women who died and the two that remain missing were all drug addicts who sometimes prostituted themselves.

Washburn says police moved fast Friday because the latest report involved a woman with a similar background.