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Police charge man for disappearance and murder of 20-year-old Ohio woman

Blake Grewell and Brianna Ratliff
Blake Grewell and Brianna Ratliff(Source: Coshocton County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 4:31 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Police have arrested a man who is allegedly responsible for the disappearance and murder of a young Ohio woman.

According to the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, Blake Grewell was taken into custody on Monday and charged with aggravated murder for the death of 20-year-old Brianna Ratliff.

Ratliff was last seen on the evening of April 15 in the Coshocton area, approximately 60 miles southwest of Canton.

On April 18, the sheriff’s office received a call from a search party that discovered a dead body matching Ratliff’s description inside a vacant Coshocton residence on Chestnut Street.

Detectives learned over the course of the investigation that Grewell was a former friend of the victim.

A motive was not released at this time, but additional criminal charges against Grewell are expected, according to the county prosecutor’s office.

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