Woman found murdered in east Columbus; 11th homicide of 2018

Rachael Her co-workers described her as a ray of sunshine and said her positive outlook made her perfect for the career she was about to embark on, that of a funeral director. They also said they are shocked Rachael Anderson was found murdered in her apartment in east Columbus, just a day after her 24th birthday.11th homicide.jpg

Her co-workers described her as a ray of sunshine and said her positive outlook made her perfect for the career she was about to embark on, that of a funeral director. They also said they are shocked Rachael Anderson was found murdered in her apartment in east Columbus, just a day after her 24th birthday. Columbus Police said they have leads, but no suspects at this point in the investigation.

Anderson, from Warren, Ohio, lived alone in her apartment. Co-workers went there to look for her when she did not show up for work on Monday. Later that day, police declared she had been murdered, the 11th homicide of 2018. Investigators, however, have not revealed how Anderson died.

Anderson was a Youngstown State University student and was near the end of an apprenticeship at Shaw-Davis Funeral Home. Amy Shaw with the service said Anderson was going to be offered a job. She also said despite comforting clients and helping them deal with the realities of death and grief, the murder of Anderson has left co-workers in shock.

"When it hits home, it kind of shakes you up a little bit more," Shaw said.

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