2 New Bodies Could Be Linked to Craigslist Scheme

One could be man missing more than a week
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2011 6:08 PM CST
This is an undated hand out photo of Timothy Kern of Massillon, Ohio provided by the FBI.   (AP Photo/The FBI)
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(Newser) – Authorities found two more bodies in Ohio today that could be connected to a suspected Craigslist murder scheme, potentially bringing the death toll to three. One body was found in a shallow grave near an Akron mall, the other in a shallow grave about 90 miles away in a rural area. The first body may be that of Timothy Kern, 47, who answered the ad and has been missing more than a week, the AP reports.

The first victim, found last week, was David Pauley, a 51-year-old Virginia resident who answered the same ad as Kern. Another man told police he also responded to the ad and was shot earlier this month, but escaped. Two suspects, a high school student and 52-year-old Richard Beasley, are in custody. Another man who answered the ad last month said he met with Beasley, who told him he was looking for an older, single, or divorced person to work a farm.

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