Pastor: FBI traced Ohio Craigslist victim by email

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS AP Legal Affairs Writer Published:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A pastor and close friend of a man killed in Ohio in what authorities call a deadly Craigslist robbery scheme says the FBI traced the victim's whereabouts using an email he sent to his family.

Pastor Kenny Bryant is from the Tabernacle Church in Norfolk, Va. He said Wednesday the brother and ex-wife of David Pauley grew concerned after not hearing from Pauley once he arrived in Ohio last month.

The 51-year-old Pauley went to southeastern Ohio after landing what he thought was a job helping run a cattle ranch.

Authorities say Pauley was killed Oct. 23. His body was found on Noble County property owned by a coal company and often leased to hunters.

Bryant says Pauley was excited about the job because he'd been out of work.

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