Body discovered on Follett Street; man charged

(UPDATED 6:40 p.m.) A Sandusky man has been charged in the death of a 33-year-old Sandusky woman found dead Wednesday afternoon in a Follett Street home.
Sandusky Register Staff
Oct 17, 2012

 

Theodis Keys Jr., 33, is charged with one count of murder.

Keys turned himself in at about 4 p.m. Wednesday, roughly two hours after Lorie Miller, 33, of Sandusky, was found dead at a residence at 114 E. Follett St.

Authories had a short-lived scramble to find a black 1999 Taurus being driven by the suspect, until Keys showed up at the Erie County Sheriff's Department.

Officials from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation were called to assist Sandusky Police and Erie County Sheriff's Deputies in the investigation.

Police said Keys was Miller's boyfriend.

For more on this developing story, check back and pick up a copy of Thursday's Register.

Comments

BEHAPPY

OK~something needs to be done in this town and NOW! Nothing in this paper today but CRAZINESS! People are going to start taking the law into their own hands and killing anyone that comes NEAR their homes!

Perkins2060

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NineMM

Don't see any joke there..............

Perkins2060

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Joker

You sir/madam are the very definition of an internet troll

Perkins2060

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Unabasho

It seems Perkins2060 has forgotten his regrets for ripping on Sandusky back in July of 2011.

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...

As I said back then --

There are two kinds of geographical snobs -
Those who abandoned their former communities rather than help fix the problems,
and those who had the foresight to be born in their superior locations.

Perkins2060

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Eph 2 8-10

My house is guarded by Jack Russell. But, perhaps, it's time to employ Smith & Wesson or Glock.

concernedtruth

Mine is guarded by B & M, Beretta and Mossberg, not too worried. All law abiding citizens have the right to protect themselves, their families and their homes!

NineMM

Definitely Glock.................

rickross2

Either or....they both fire bullets.

BB128

Perkins2060 ... you are only seperated by a street and last I checked your mailing address is Sandusky so I guess you are a joke also then!!

Perkins2060

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Sanduskybasketball2

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grandmasgirl

Things like this are happening all over the world, not just Sandusky. I admit that there are problems, but let's hear the whole story before we blame the city. People are killing their parents, grandparents, children, etc. We need to bring back the family unit along with the love we used to have for our families. Please pray for this woman and her family.

wedge1

The only way to truly keep criminals from using guns is to put a gun in the hands of every law abiding citizen. Gun control laws are only obeyed by the law abiding.

concernedtruth

Well figure that, we took prayer and GOD out of school, allowed children to have abortions and kill babies, we say no to testing for drugs for anyone on assistance and yes to allowing people to abuse the system for decades. Okay, you've tried the drugs, the alcohol, the gambling, the sex and socialist government why not try GOD if you don't like it satan will take you back. Just sayin!

wedge1

Here, Here!! Well said.

ladydye_5

I do NOT need god in school to know right from wrong. I do NOT need a prayer to know NOT to kill someone.

dorothy gale

Well said. I wonder how many of these murdering scumbags believe in god, go to church, and pray. Probably quite a few. Their beliefs sure did make them good people, didn't they?

Second Opinion

Ever think about asking how many of those scumbags don't believe in God or go to Church?

Second Opinion

AND, where does this article mention ANYTHING concerning this man attending church or being a Christian? I think you need more meds.

wedge1

Dorothy - your argument is pure speculation and holds no water, unless you have some research to back that up. It's the typical strawman argument.
Now the number of testimonies of people who have found Jesus while in prison for crimes they committed while living an ungodly lifestyle - those are too numerous to count.

Second Opinion

By what authority do you have to tell us its not ok to murder someone Lady? I'm serious about this. WHY do you believe its not ok, are YOU the authority of all morality? What could you say to Charles Manson and all his followers who believed it perfectly normal to murder Sharon Tate by sticking a fork in her belly which carried her baby and 'watched the life try to get out' when the fork wiggled. By whose authority and standard do you use to say that was wrong when they thought it perfectly justified? If you can't give Manson the answer as to why its wrong then I guess your post is lacking....

WaterStreetCooncat

@ Second Opinion- It was Leno Labianca that had the fork stuck in his belly. That happened on night #2 of the murders. Sharon, Jay Sebring, & the Frykowskis were murdered on the 1st night, August 9th, 1969. Manson believed the Beatles "White Album" was sending him messages to send his Family to murder.

Second Opinion

Your correct, its been a long time. Still, those who claim they know right from wrong based upon their OWN beliefs are confused individuals. There must be a standard, and authority, and absolute or the end result is murder and other crimes because everyone makes up their own rules based upon justification that the ends justify the means and 'whats in it for me.' Sorry Lady, you are no moral authority and your opinon doesn't count concerning morality because you have "no standing" thats any different than Manson. Want proof, look at the crime rate, its proportional to those who have no authority such as yourself, the jails are full of people who don't believe they need God or prayer.

Second Opinion

Your correct, its been a long time. Still, those who claim they know right from wrong based upon their OWN beliefs are confused individuals. There must be a standard, and authority, and absolute or the end result is murder and other crimes because everyone makes up their own rules based upon justification that the ends justify the means and 'whats in it for me.' Sorry Lady, you are no moral authority and your opinon doesn't count concerning morality because you have "no standing" thats any different than Manson. Want proof, look at the crime rate, its proportional to those who have no authority such as yourself, the jails are full of people who don't believe they need God or prayer.

DGMutley

Second Opinion, Lady has every right to believe whatever she wants to believe. She isn't imposing her beliefs on you, however you seem to be attempting to impose your beliefs upon her. She didn't say that SHE was the authority of all morality; you seem to be saying that YOU are. So lighten up.

wedge1

LD5 - maybe you should be appointed emperor of the world then, so that YOU can tell all of humanity how they should be living, and punish those who don't meet YOUR standard.

You cannot base the general characteristics of a society (as was described) simply on your point of view alone. That would be the same as saying "I don't believe that survey they conducted because they didn't include ME in the survey." Your logic is invalid.

Meantime, God gave the law, and thousands of years of history have proven that man cannot live up to the standard of the law on his own. "For the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth."

Good 2 B Me

Funny how Mitt Romney blamed Single Parent houses for it last night. Not all of that other BS.

reese

Yeah, I clearly heard Mittens say that it is the single parent moms who are the cause of all the gun violence.

Riskkbreaker

He said moms? I am pretty certain he just said single parent homes.
It is definetely not something that can be summed up in a sentence, let alone a demagoguery one-liner.
Seriously, what is your deal? : P

stepham2009

Even when we did have Prayer in the schools people STILL killed people, and as far as "children" having abortions and "killing" babies what does THAT have to do with THIS especially since MEN can't have abortions and if I looked at the pic right it was a man who committed this crime??? I know SEVERAL women who have had an abortion and NEVER did they go our and KILL anyone because of it! This is NOT a result of SOCIALISTIC reasoning mam/sir....you need to LOOK up the definition of socialism.....this is the result of someone who OBVIOUSLY could NOT control his ANGER and took it out on this woman and now has destroyed her childrens' lives......Why don't you PRACTICE what YOU are PREACHING and start PRAYING for this family instead of JUDGING everyone in society that do not live by your standards. Just saying

Riskkbreaker

To say that our current social situation is not, in large part, a result of the Left Wing paradigm being continually reinforced (by Dems controlling Congress most of the last century, the schools, and Hollywood)..is just a bit ignorant, in my view.
Downplaying how vulgar it has become in comparison to, say, 50 years ago..is also an issue, I would say.

There are at least 8 different models of Socialism, if I am not mistaken..to which one have you pledged allegiance?

concernedtruth

Just to clarify I do not condemn drinking but the over indulgence is what the bible says is sinful for all the rest yes I do condemn it unless the sex is with your spouse.

wedge1

Well said here also!

Eph 2 8-10

AMEN! Everything in moderation. In marriage, the bedroom is undefiled [Book of Hebrews NT]

starryeyes83

Which would be fine BUT, no one gets married anymore. Just how long has that piece of paper and high dollar ceremony been around anyway? Even so, Vows and a ring don't stop people from sleeping around.

wedge1

Because people are selfish, and their eyes wander constantly, they don't believe in the committment "for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, as long as both shall live". They only value marriage as much as a piece of paper, and not the tying together of two souls, as it was intended. What God creates, the enemy perverts.

starryeyes83

Man created marriage...they are the ones who madeup the vows... it's a pretty afairy tale but not very realistic.

Sanduskybasketball2

What else is new, SPD needs to lock him up, I am sick of everything that has been occurring in Sandusky,
Sandusky was never like this,
Its teens who fight, parents don't do jack squat,
Teens who beat up people,
Then you have adults who do this stuff, it is very sickening

24productions

Sandusky is on the verge of becoming a contender for top crime area per population...low key justice, and hush-hush tenency/witness account will, and I profess, be the permanent destruction of this zip code. I am watching deadbeat dads, and jaywalkers take judicial presidence over, child abusers/pedophiles, rapists, murderers, drug pushers, and thieves. God bless those law abiding citizens in the 44870 area, and all that they hold near and dear.

24productions

Martial Law?...is that what it's gonna take?,...tighter curfews, frequent traffic stops with the legal right for search upon suspicion?...or vigilante justice...hmmm...makes one think to weigh the ultimatum...just sayin'.

Perkins Resident

Good luck to all the businesses downtown. I won't be venturing down there anytime soon. The crime has turned many off.

KURTje

He!! that's why I love the Corps.

BEHAPPY

Hate to burst your bubble~Perkins isn't much better

Perkins2060

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Tsu Dho Nimh

It is very sad with what is happening to Sandusky. I agree with Perkins Resident that businesses will suffer because people will not feel safe. Sandusky is a good city with good people. Unfortunately, the criminal element that finds its way into the city robs the citizens of their safety. Grown men should not have to worry that a mob of teenagers will beat them, people should not have to worry about being robbed, and people should not have to worry about one of their neighbors being killed. It bothers me that children in Sandusky are growing up in a relatively small town and have experienced the killing of a police officer, children being beaten by care givers, teenage gangs causing havoc, shootings, and 6 murders within the city limits since July, three of them being children. My biggest concern is what will happen to the city if the commissioners cut back the police department more than it already has because of budget issues.

Good 2 B Me

Perhaps if SPD was not such a farce, the criminals would not be trying to get away with murder, literally. SPD has had such a black eye, looking like the Keystone Cops the last several years. No wonder these jerks are so aggressive. Time to clean up this little town and take back the damn streets!

Good 2 B Me

Maybe it is time to create a 'Guardian Angel' type of program and start policing the streets ourselves!

Buckeyessuck

Perkins people you all crack me up, you guys act like you are soooooooo much better then we are because you have such a great little township out there and nothing ever happens..except everything that you guys turn a blind eye to. Maybe you should take a look at http://www.perkinstownship.com/2... and http://www.perkinstownship.com/2... and then maybe you will see that your not so perfect..plus this crime happened only what 4 city blocks from you? Its sad that we have had some individuals with-in the city limits tarnishing a whole city. People are grieving the loss of loved ones and here you are stating how much better you are then us. Thats quite sad if you ask me, because you are NO better then me or any of the law abiding citizens that live in this city. Please threaten us more with not visiting Sandusky with your negativity attitude WE dont need it we already have plenty.

Perkins2060

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thinktwice

Don't worry Perkins2060, I don't care where you live it's on everyones doorstep. It's a national problem that took awhile to get rooted here.

Perkins2060

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DGMutley

^5

Tsu Dho Nimh

These scumbags don't care if they rob and beat you on Adams Street or in the Sandusky Mall parking lot. This monster could have been dating a woman anywhere in Erie county. Sandusky's increased rate in violent crime is everyone's concern and is in no way a joking matter.

DGMutley

Ditto

beepx22

Perkins2060, now might not be the time and place to brag about living a quarter mile south of someone who was just murdered.

Perkins2060

I agree and was deleting my posts while you posted yours.

Would be great if others did the same.

R.I.P.

Sal Dali

It never ceases to amaze me how people crack on the police department. They hire people all the time, if you can do better, they're an equal opportunity employer, go apply. They simply cannot be everywhere at once and the Lord knows, Sandusky has its share of scary places that most people avoid even driving through; law enforcement doesn't have that option. And by the way, they are human, which means they are not expected to be perfect either.
I was robbed in Sandusky, not once but twice. SPD did an excellent job both times. The second robbery was committed by a man from another state passing through Sandusky (caught and convicted). Crimes aren't always committed by residents, creepy thought isn't it? If you ever have an emergency and need a policeman, you will gain a greater appreciation for what they do everyday without fail.
This woman's death is a tragedy but is there a way they could have prevented it unless they had prior knowledge about it? Not really. Violent crimes seem to be rising in Sandusky or they are becoming more and violent and are getting more media attention.
In response to Good 2 B Me... maybe more effective neighborhood watch programs instead of guardian angels. Neighborhoods don't seem to be as closely connected as they used to be and that could be part of the problem. It's a good idea to know your neighbors, they could be dangerous or they could just be the person that saves your life one day.

BEHAPPY

Agreed~I would sure hate to be WITHOUT our LE! Stay safe

Perkins2060

I think our LE are doing the best job they can. We need to hire more.

StacyDimonds

That poor woman.

StacyDimonds

That poor woman.

shucks

I know this is dumb but--his head is perfectly shaped like an egg.

XxAeroStarz69xx

Does anyone know where this Theodis dude used to live?..Looks like a guy that used to ride his bike every single day around my neighborhood asking for money to everyone he seen

czechurself

Not the same guy

Perkins2060

Very sad. You can pull her Facebook page up if you search her name. From the pictures it looks like she has two children. What another terrible loss for the community. This violence has to stop. Please be vigilant and watch out for your neighbors. To the family: you are in my thoughts and prayers and I am sorry for your loss.

wedge1

I tried this, and dozens of results came back. What does the FB photo look like?

BabyCakes

She has 2 children, her youngest has autism.

Perkins2060

Thank God the children weren't harmed. I hope the community comes together and helps them out.

Sandusky Register, please post if there is a place for donations. Thank you.

BabyCakes

Her kids were in school when it happened. As horrible as it is, I am glad they weren't home if it had to happen.

Perkins2060

I agree with you. Thank God they weren't there to witness this or worse.

Be_informed

What the H is someone putting in the water in Sandusky

OnlyfoolsAssume

First off may she Rip. Secondly people always insult spd but they are constantly locking up scumbags. Time for the judges to do something with them

grinenbareit

Erie county, and the surrounding counties are just a haven for gangs, and drugs/drug running. Until we have the financial backing from our county and the surrounding counties, or the government, to provide us with the proper law enforcement, we're basically screwed. I will look into a CCW permit.

Tsu Dho Nimh

There have been so many cuts in law enforcement that agencies are now reactive instead of proactive. These men and women put their lives on the line for $14/hr. in many cases.

Mr. D

Remember all the funding our fine governor kasich cut. . . You know. . . funding to cities, counties and townships. . . Well we are now paying for it. . . . .

Swamp Fox

Mr. D, which I assume stands don't have a clue. The majority of the most recent homicides occurred with the suspect knowing and having a relationship with their victim. These were not random acts of street violence or crimes where proactive policing could have avoided the crimes. How does any alleged cuts from the state effect domestic violence incidents? Maybe if the local municipal court judge took domestic violence incidents more seriously and shed his liberal attitudes towards punishment these incidents might have been avoided. Please grace us with you wealth of knowledge in the criminal justice system.

Mr. D

Swamp fox, which I assume means you've been drinking rancid swamp water. . . I didn't say a word about police. I mentioned cuts to cities, counties and townships. . . Kasich cuts caused a many programs, designed to educate not only women, but the public on how to recognize domestic violence and how to deal with it and help victims walk away from these types of relationships. These preventive/educational programs were available throughout the State by many agencies including Law Enforcement, courts,
prosecutors, family services, schools, and churches to
name a few. Most no longer exist because of kasich cuts. And yes, this type of crime can be preventable with proactive measures. Swampy, you don't know it
all, so don't try act like you do. You only make yourself appear foolish! Prayers go out to her friends and family.

Swamp Fox

mr dah, Many of these type defendants have long contact with the criminal justice system and had been exposed to in your words "These preventive/educational programs were available throughout the State by many agencies including Law Enforcement, courts, prosecutors, family services, schools, and churches to name a few." All of these resources were available for these defendants and their poor victims. Some of our largest goverment supported social programs are located in the ares with the highest crime rates. Unfortunately no matter what the funding the government is not always able to prevent these tragedies. We can't expect the goverment to "take care" of personal responsibility or the break down of the family. Only a liberal would use a tragedy like this for a cheap unrelated political reason.

Rigor

You're kidding me! Does he really look like that
or was there some Photoshop done to make his head that shape?

Taxed Enough Already

looks like an egg.

WaterStreetCooncat

Can someone post this thugs priors?

czechurself

I may be mistaken but I believe he is from a southern state and just relocated to Sandusky recently.

jojodaddy77

I could not find any police records of Mr. Keys in the Sandusky area. There were plenty of "Keys" listed but not him.
RIP Lorie and my prayers are with your children.

Floyd P

"The only way to truly keep criminals from using guns is to put a gun in the hands of every law abiding citizen. Gun control laws are only obeyed by the law abiding."

This is an oxymoron if I ever heard one. In many cases, a criminal act is perpetrated by a law abiding citizen out of rage on someone they know. Now they have become the criminal. And since these laws are only obeyed by the law abiding, this contradicts itself - you are STILL going to have gun-toting criminals. There is no easy solution to gun control laws, just because you have a legal weapon in your house doesn't mean the perpetrator can't rip it out your hands or shoot you first. It starts with taking care of your own and teaching children right from wrong. Period.

wedge1

Well, Floyd - I wholeheartedly agree with you that our children aren't learning the same right-from-wrong as generations past have learned.

However, you proved my point exactly when I said "Gun control laws are only obeyed by the law abiding". Criminals don't care if guns are controlled/outlawed by the gov't. I give you the Fast & Furious gunwalking fiasco as an example. However, if a perp knew that he was about to commit a violent crime against someone who was armed, don't you think that probability is very high that the perp would decide against it, since his/her advantage of power has been neutralized?

According to www.humanevents.com, "Since adopting a concealed carry law Florida's total violent crime rate has dropped 32% and its homicide rate has dropped 58%." This is one of many statistics that can be sighted that show that "The only way to truly keep criminals from using guns is to put a gun in the hands of every law abiding citizen."

SummerSomewhere

I kind of agree with you on some points Floyd. Gun laws are too restrictive on law-abiding citizens; however, an armed citizen should shoot to kill before a criminal could ever disarm them. Finally, I attribute this violence to the failed liberal utopia experiment. Look at the most liberal cities in this country and look at their crime rates: Chicago, DC, New York, etc... it doesn't take a genius to see the forest for the trees on this one. This type of crime just took a little while longer to get to Sandusky but it's here and it's not gonna get better anytime soon. Throw political correctness out the window and replace it with common sense or else be prepared to become a victim of violent crime too.

totallyamazed

Amen!

princedenny

All this violence is sad and disturbing. I truly believe the root of the problem is that the family unit is no longer a priority and children (students) are no longer disciplined (including at school) because of the laws that have been passed since the early 80's.

We're finally seeing the results of the lackadaisical discipline in society over the last 30 years. Please let parents parent, and teachers discipline once again!!!!!

reporter54

There are rotten apples everywhere and the cops can only do so much. You can move but you cannot hide from crime. Things are never going to be like they were in the past. They could get considerably worse if the economy does not improve. Not all people are brought up to believe in good or God. Some have no conscience whatsoever.

starryeyes83

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mrjsiah

Wonder how long it was going to take for some dumb a** to bring race into this .

starryeyes83

Get over yourself it's the truth, see the pattern of late?

WhatTheHeck

u just did

luvblues2

I wouldn't drive to Sandusky in the daytime right now, let alone night. This is way too much stuff in a very short time.

Concerned For A...

I noticed that there are some people basically blaming the victim for not making a better choice of man? Do you all know something that us others don't? Was this guy abusive? For all you know, he could have never touched her a day in his life, and snapped and killed her. I will agree 100% and say that he is a lowlife scum for thinking he has the right to take someones life. And I'm not defending this guy by any means what so ever. I'm defending this poor woman who violently lost her life, and is getting chastised for the person she was with. Really? I guess I kind of understand that you might be trying to convey a message to women to GET OUT of the situation if you are being abused, just a very poor way of conveying that message. I haven't read through all the responses yet, but does anyone know, was she being abused in the relationship prior to this tragedy? These are facts you need to know before judging someone. Rest in peace Lorie, this community needs to come together! Every neighborhood should have a watch group! If everyone keeps sittting back in their chairs and reading about it the next day in the paper, you're doing squat! All this criminal activity....You can drive down the street in Sandusky and watch the drug deals going down! People getting murdered, robbed, beaten, raped. Get involved! Maybe if we can get more eyes on these idiots, they will be a little more reluctant to commit their crime in fear of being caught! There are definatley quite a few "hoods" that could use some police surveylance. Sandusky is a huge tourist attraction because of Cedar Point and lake erie. I know I wouldn't mind seeing my tax dollars put to a GOOD use and pay for more patroling, get more police out on these streets. Move groups of people along when they are loitering in an area to long. Sure innocent people are going to complain about their constitutional rights being violated, wah wah cry me a river. But it would be those very same nieve people crying a river about the police not doing their jobs when they get robbed, beaten, raped, ect.. This should trully be motivating for you Sandusky natives to stand up and take your community back! Start a movement and protect yourselves!

rjk1915

Some of us are seeing the decline of a civilization. As Santayana said. "Those who do not read history are doomed to repeat it."

WaterStreetCooncat

Said it once & I'll say it again: If they can get away with killing a cop & beating death they'll run rampant killing women & children. What do they have to lose? They'll live with fellow thugs in prison happily ever after.

WhatTheHeck

What's with the hospital not saying why this idiot showed up there? Really? Hippa is the dumbest law ever. Oh yeah...I like the way his family dressed for the court appearance.

Julie R.

A hospital can't give out that information but nevertheless, I'm sure it will come out in the trial -- if there is one, anyway.

luvblues2

Up your's, WhatTheHeck. What business is it of your's as to why I'm in the hospital? Nosy much?

DGMutley

Rest in peace, Lorie Miller. Be Blessed.

starryeyes83

there's a pattern here and we all know it. only it's not pc to say so. Hide your heads in the sand won't make the obvious go away.