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Arrest made in string of attacks in Ohio

Associated Press

HAMMOND – A 54-year-old northwestern Indiana man has been arrested in connection with a slaying and sexual assaults that occurred about two decades ago in Ohio.

Kenneth Marshall was arrested Friday outside his Hammond home after a DNA sample matched DNA from the Ohio cases, Hammond police told the (Northwest Indiana) Times.

A 19-year-old woman was raped and slain in her Toledo apartment in April 2000. That August, a 17-year-old girl was abducted and raped as she walked through a parking lot. A 13-year-old girl was abducted in October 2000 at a bus stop and raped.

The most recent DNA sample was taken following Hammond's arrest in November in Lake County for criminal confinement causing serious bodily injury.

An indictment charging Marshall with aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault and rape in the Toledo cases was unsealed Friday, according to WTOL-TV.

The Associated Press was unable Saturday to determine if Marshall had an attorney.


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