December 3rd, 2011
04:19 PM ET

3rd body identified in Ohio killings linked to Craigslist ad

Ohio authorities on Saturday advanced their investigation into killings tied to a Craigslist job listing when they identified the last of three bodies found last month, a sheriff said.

The body of Ralph H. Geiger, 56, of Akron, Ohio, was identified by the Licking County Coroner's office, said Sheriff Stephen S. Hannum of Noble County. His corpse had been discovered by investigators November 25 in a shallow grave in eastern Ohio.

He and two other men found dead - also in different shallow graves - are believed to have been killed after answering a Craigslist ad to work on a cattle farm in eastern Ohio, authorities said.

Brogan Rafferty, 16, of Stow, Ohio, who is a high school sophomore, is facing charges of aggravated murder and attempted murder in the killings, and prosecutors are seeking to try him as an adult, according to CNN affiliates WKYC and WJW.

In court documents filed by prosecutors, Richard Beasley, 52, of Akron, Ohio, is also alleged to have been involved in the killings. But he hasn't been charged yet specifically in relation to the case.

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  1. gung hoe

    @fake gung hoe ok you can stop trolling me, even though I do agree with everything that you have to say its a miracle how much great minds think alike

    December 4, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |

    the unemployment benifets could be worth some money to the guys kids..
    i know my brother got money till he turned 18

    December 4, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Dearest Roadsniper, why on earth would you think I'd waste my time trolling anyone, much less *you*?
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    You'll be a better man for it, and you might let go of some of you...rage.

    December 4, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. Angela

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    July 11, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
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