An Ohio woman, Rebecca Auborn, has been indicted on murder charges in the “serial killings” of at least four men in Columbus, Ohio. The indictment was announced by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Wednesday. Investigators believe there may be additional victims.
According to the statement from Attorney General Yost, Auborn, a 33-year-old from Columbus, is accused of meeting men for sex, drugging them, and then robbing them. The victims were allegedly given fentanyl, resulting in fatal overdoses. The indictment also includes charges of involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault, and robbery.
The investigation, conducted jointly by homicide detectives from the Columbus Division of Police and special agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, is ongoing. Investigators are focusing on Auborn’s activities in northeast Columbus between December 2022 and August 2023, as they search for potential additional victims.
Auborn had previously been indicted and pleaded not guilty in September for the murder and drug-related charges related to the January overdose of one of the men. She is currently being held in the Franklin County jail, and an arraignment is scheduled for Friday.
Authorities have not released the identities of the victims. Anyone with information related to overdose deaths during the specified time periods and locations is urged to contact the Columbus Division of Police homicide tip line at 614-645-2228.
The Columbus Division of Police Chief, Elaine Bryant, expressed dedication to ensuring justice for all victims and their families affected by the actions of a single individual.