Friday, August 31, 2001

Blood may test claim of slayings




The Associated Press

        STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Authorities may stop their search for bodies and focus on blood evidence in their effort to confirm whether a man has killed at least six people, the Jefferson County sheriff said Thursday.

        Despite Steven Moorehead's claims, authorities have found just one body after searching for more than a week.

        Sheriff Fred Abdalla said he still thinks there are multiple victims.

        Mr. Moorehead, 39, of Brilliant, Ohio, and Fred Horner, 38, of Steubenville, are charged with murder, felonious assault and improper discharge of a firearm in the death of Becky Mitchell, 33, of Steubenville.

        The sheriff said he is awaiting test results from blood taken from the back seat of Mr. Moorehead's cars.

        “If we have two or three samples of blood, that's how we'll know if we have more than one victim,” he said.

       



Teen convicted of riot attack on trucker
Officer Roach's trial Sept. 17
City services at risk in contract dispute
Murray: Get more involved in racial healing
Anguished mother determined to find son's killer
Art museum aims for attendance record
Labor Day closings
Luken the money leader, by far
WELLS: Strong, silent mayor system
Meeting on Genesis money trail canceled
Monzel would limit abortion coverage
Thirsty suburbs endanger aquifer
Bar fight fatal
Blind rafters savor river
Cremation defeat to cost Hamilton
Enjoy the outdoors at free concerts
Family reunion a kick start
Gift phones expand kids' access to cops
Kings, Mason friends and foes
Music extravaganza combines fund-raiser, summer farewell
Neo-Nazi robber to stay in prison
Tax hike waiting its turn
Aquarium official leaves
Arrests break up drug ring, police say
Boone Co. park has momentum
Helping hands for veterans in N.Ky.
Rabbit Hash bash to include Goofy wake
- Blood may test claim of slayings
College's computers had less child porn than thought
Voucher defense team criticized