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Authorities investigating 'multiple fatalities' in Ohio

Police are investigating shootings in the town of Peebles in Ohio. Credit: NBC News

Authorities in the US state of Ohio are investigating shootings with 'multiple fatalities' in the town of Peebles, in Pike County, approximately 65 miles east of Cincinnati.

According to NBC News affiliate, WLWT, officers were dispatched to the small town at around 8:21am local time.

There are unconfirmed reports that at least seven people have been killed.

"I cannot confirm seven dead, I can only confirm multiple deceased," Jill Del Greco, public information officer for Attorney General Mike DeWine, told NBC.

She added that she was unaware of any arrests.


Kidnap victim recalls being 'tied up like a fish'

Michelle Knight, who spent 11 years in captivity after being kidnapped by Ariel Castro, has relived horrifying aspects of her ordeal in a US TV interview.

Kidnap victim Michelle Knight describes her kidnap ordeal on the Dr. Phil show. Credit: Dr Phil

The 32-year-old told the Dr Phil show how Castro "tied me up like a fish, an ornament on the wall."

Castro, who was jailed for life, died in an apparent suicide in prison in September.


Prison officers falsified logs on day of Ariel Castro death

Ariel Castro, centre, was found hanging in his cell last month. Credit: Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk

On the day of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's death in his prison cell, prison officers falsified logs and didn't properly complete rounds, according to a state report released today.

A review by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction found that rounds were missed and logs falsified in the six hours before Castro, 53, was found hanging in his cell on 3 September.

Castro had been serving a sentence of life plus 1,000 years for the abduction, torture and detention of three Cleveland women. He had been taken off suicide watch in June but was supposed to have been checked on every 30 minutes by guards.

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