Woman Escapes Alleged Serial Killer, Calls 911 Begging for Help
News| | By Lauren Boudreau
It’s a story straight out of a nightmare: A woman is abducted and held captive inside a house against her will. But what could have ended tragically, ended in rescue Tuesday morning after she placed a daring 911 call while being in the same room with her captor.
On the recording of the 911 call, the woman can be heard speaking quietly to the dispatcher: “I’ve been abducted.”
According to ABC News, she revealed that the kidnapper was sleeping next to her and she managed to free herself from her binds to steal his phone. She then told the dispatcher to “please hurry.”
Listen to the chilling call below:
When police arrived, they found the woman alive along with two other woman who had been killed.
The suspect was identified as Shawn Michael Grate.
Grate is believed to be homeless and has a history with the law. He was charged with assault in 1994 and burglary in 1997. Other charges include, domestic violence, disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing, aggravated menacing, theft, violation of a protection order and abduction.
One of the bodies found in the house was 43-year-old Stacey Stanley. ABC reports that Stanley was on her way home on Thursday when she called her brother to tell him she had a flat tire, but she didn’t return.
Another woman, Tracey Young, said she met Grate when he tried to lure her into a house two weeks ago. He reportedly offered drugs and alcohol in exchange for sex, but Young said she got a bad feeling and was able to leave.
While in custody, Grate told police about another woman he murdered in June. She was found in the woods of another town nearby.
Grate will remain in the Ashland County Jail while the investigation continues.