CHILLICOTHE, OHIO — Tiffany Sayre is one of the women found deceased in Chillicothe, Ohio, in a 13-month period, who have come to be known as the Chillicothe Six.
At least that’s what the authorities attest. Sayre’s family is skeptical, and isn’t convinced that the body found and said to be their loved one is really her. They are demanding proof, documentation, and answers.
Tiffany Sayre was reported missing on May 11, 2015. The body, which was badly decomposed, that is said to be Sayre was found on June 27 in a ravine, naked, wrapped in a blanket, and duct taped. Sayre’s mother and aunt are asking for proof that the body they buried was indeed that of their Tiffany. They explain that they have had to fight for any records, and are now waiting for the DNA testing report. While officials say that the results prove it’s Tiffany, the Attorney General’s Office won’t give them the lab report. They explain that they can’t provide the document due to the investigation still being open.
Tiffany’s aunt, Samantha, says, “They are fighting us on everything. If you’re for sure 100 percent that it’s her, then why don’t you give us everything we deserve?”
Samantha has never believed that the body found was Tiffany. She says there are too many loose ends, and that’s been exacerbated by the fact that some of the details and records her family has had to fight for and been provided with don’t match up and have even changed.
After the autopsy was completed and the family could have received the results, it took another eight months to get them. One photograph contained in the autopsy was of a tattoo from the body, that read “Joseph.” Samantha and Tiffany’s mother, Ruth, doubt that the photo was of Tiffany’s tattoo. The lettering seemed wrong, it was too vibrant, and “too perfect,” they said.
“It was not an actual photo. It was on a computer. Anybody could go in Google it, put his name up there, make your own tattoo and say, ‘Ha, there you go,'” Samantha said. “I’m not dumb. Sorry, I didn’t believe it.”
The family is considering having Tiffany’s body exhumed and conducting their own tests. “It’s a big hassle to go through but I have to have closure,” Samantha said. “Our whole family has been through a living nightmare, and I just hope no other family has to go through what we went through. Everything we have asked for is public record.”
And to add insult to injury, Sayre’s family was billed for her funeral because drugs were found in the body. They had originally been told by Ware’s Funeral Home that the Victim’s Compensation Fund would cover all the expenses, which amounted to over $8,000, because Sayre had been the victim of a violent crime.
They were later told by the Attorney General’s Office that the state would not, in fact, pay for the funeral expenses due to the drugs that were found in Sayre’s system. Sayre’s remains tested positive for alcohol, cocaine, morphine, Dilaudid, and methamphetamines.
The family points out that there is no way to know whether Sayre had taken the drugs voluntarily or whether they had been forced on her, although it was common knowledge that she was a drug addict. They insist, however, that Sayre didn’t enjoy the taste of alcohol and that she did not drink.
Of the rest of the Chillicothe Six, three of the other women were found dead, and two are still missing. Of the deceased, one was determined to be a suicide, and one resulted in an arrest and conviction. Chillicothe Police Chief Keith Washburn confirmed the investigation is “still very much open and being investigated.”
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Main photo: Tiffany Sayre [Chillicothe Police Department]