ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) –
Two women found dead in Ashland and Richland counties were identified to Cleveland 19 by sources.
The body found in Mansfield last week is that of Candice Cunningham, 29, sources said.
She is from Canton. She was never reported missing. Police said Shawn Grate led them to her body last week after police found two bodies inside an Ashland home.
Police said Cunningham was murdered inside a Park Avenue East house and dumped in the woods in June.
Mansfield police are also looking into the death of Rebekah Leicy, who was killed in March 2015. Leicy is from Mansfield, but her body was found in a field in Ashland.
This is the fifth body being connected to Grate.
No charges have been filed in the Mansfield, Marion and new Ashland cases. The Marion County Sheriff believes Grate will be connected to more homicides.
BODIES CONNECTED TO SERIAL KILLER:
- Stacey Stanley – Ashland (September 2016)
- Elizabeth Griffith – Ashland (September 2016)
- Candice Cunningham – Mansfield (June 2016)
- Unknown – Marion (2005)
- Rebekah Leicy – Ashland (March 2015)
READ MORE: Cleveland19.com
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