Third Body Identified, Possible Craigslist Victim

by Kelly Choate on December 3, 2011 at 4:00 am

The Licking County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of an Ohio man who could possibly be the third victim of a Craigslist scheme.

According to the Noble County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 56-year-old Ralph Geiger of Akron was found in a shallow grave in Stock Township on November 25th.

His body was recovered by officers from the FBI, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, and the Noble County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Hannum is under a gag order from a judge and could not say whether Geiger answered the same phony ad promising farm work that authorities say led to the deaths of two other men.

Hannum will not comment on Geiger’s cause of death until his office receives an autopsy report.