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Another Ex Sex Offender Murdered by Vigilantes

August 29, 2009

NewarkAdvocate.com (Ohio) : Newark police investigate fatal stabbing (video);
Sex offender’s body found in rooming house.

Police are searching for clues in the stabbing death of a Newark man in a West Harrison Street rooming house late Monday night, two days after his 25th birthday.

In an upstairs bedroom, they discovered the body of John T. Stouffer, a resident of the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Stouffer was stabbed multiple times in the head, chest and back and died from internal bleeding, Licking County Coroner’s Office Investigator Mickey Lymon said. There was no indication of forced entry into Stouffer’s room, one of eight that shares common areas in the two-story home, such as a living room and kitchen, with the others, Snow said.

Stouffer was sentenced to five years of community control and classified as a Tier I sex offender, which has the least stringent registration requirements, in April 2008.

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