HOWARD, Ohio – An Ohio sheriff says authorities are searching for a missing woman, her two children and a female friend in a case that has prompted an overnight lockdown at a nearby college.
Knox County Sheriff David Barber told WBNS-TV the boyfriend of one woman reported her missing on Wednesday, and that the woman's co-worker said she didn't show up for work on Thursday.
The co-worker went to the woman's home and noticed that things were out of place. The sheriff says police searched the house and found it in "an unusual condition," but he did not elaborate.
The woman's pickup truck was found abandoned Thursday on property owned by nearby Kenyon College. The college ordered a lockdown until 7 a.m. Friday of all students on the residential campus.
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Howard, Ohio is home to Kenyon College, a small liberal arts college that holds 1800 college students.
Kenyon College was locked down as authorities search for four missing people. A 32-year-old mother Tina Hermann, her 13-year-old daughter Sarah Maynard, her 10-year-old son Kody Maynard, and the mother’s friend Stephanie Spring, a 41-year-old woman.
By Donna Willis & Associated Press
Published: November 12, 2010
Updated: November 12, 2010 - 10:47 AM
HOWARD, Ohio -- Knox County sheriff's deputies remain at a Howard home Friday, believing four missing people could be victims of foul play.
Posted Nov 12, 2010 @ 05:37 PM
HOWARD — Blood was found in the home of a missing woman and her two children, whose disappearance along with her friend led to a lockdown at a collage near where her pickup truck was spotted, a sheriff said Friday.
KODY MAYNARD, Age Now: 11, Missing: 11/10/2010. Missing From HOWARD, OH. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Knox County Sheriff's Office (Ohio) 1-740-397-3333.
SARAH MAYNARD, Age Now: 13, Missing: 11/10/2010. Missing From HOWARD, OH. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Knox County Sheriff's Office (Ohio) 1-740-397-3333.
By George Breithaupt
November 12, 2010 6:48 pm EST
HOWARD — Investigators are testing blood samples taken from a home on King Beach Drive after the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification were called in on a missing persons case.
Saturday, November 13, 2010 8:01 AM
HOWARD, Ohio — Friends and neighbors gathered on Saturday morning to search for two women and two children who disappeared earlier in the week.
By George Breithaupt
November 13, 2010 2:08 pm EST
HOWARD — Knox County Sheriff David Barber reported today his office has been receiving tips on the case of the four missing persons from Apple Valley.
The Associated Press
Sunday, November 14, 2010; 6:45 AM
HOWARD, Ohio -- Residents of a central Ohio town held out hope Sunday that a mother who disappeared last week along with her two children and a friend would turn up after authorities found an "unusual amount of blood" found in her home.
DYLAN MCCAMENT • News Journal correspondent • November 14, 2010
HOWARD -- On Saturday, Knox County Sheriff David Barber asked people to maintain a guarded but optimistic attitude about the outcome of the ongoing investigation of four residents missing since Wednesday.
November 14, 2010 at 4:57 AM by AHN · Leave a Comment
David Goodhue – AHN News Reporter
Ohio, United States (AHN) – Law enforcement officials in Ohio are looking for a mother, her two children and a family friend who have mysteriously disappeared.
Knox County Sheriff David Barber us now calling the disappearances as a missing persons case.
A neighbor said a man who lived at 49 Columbus Rd. was taken out of the house in handcuffs about 8 this morning. A body also was removed, Donna Davis said.
Posted: 10:54 AM Nov 14, 2010
Reporter: The Associated Press
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Authorities in Howard planned an update on the case Sunday afternoon. That's four days after 32-year-old Tina Herrmann and her 41-year-old friend Stephanie Sprang disappeared with Herrmann's 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son.
From the facebook page:
POLICE HAVE FOUND WHO WE THINK IS SARAH MAYNARD IN THE BASEMENT OF A HOUSE IN MOUNT VERNON AND SHE HAS BEEN SENT TO THE HOSPTIAL
from one of the comments:
were is kody tina and stephanie they said one person is persumed dead and the guy went into custody at 8am this morning and family surrounding the house and others are too
Jason Frazer, a general assignment reporter for 10TV News HD
Jason Frazer BREAKING NEWS...
Knox County Capt confirms Sarah Maynard was found alive. She is being evaluated at a local hospital. No sign of three other victims
4 minutes ago ·
Sunday, November 14, 2010 11:45 AM
Updated: Sunday, November 14, 2010 11:59 AM
<snipped>MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — A 13-year-old girl who was missing with three other people was found safe on Sunday morning.
Knox County Sheriff David Barber has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference
Associated Press - November 14, 2010 12:55 PM ET
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) - A neighbor says authorities have made an arrest and taken a body bag out of a home about 10 miles from the house of a woman and two children who disappeared last week with a friend.
From the news conference: No body removed from the home. Sarah is currently in the hospital. Man in custody from house Sarah found in. He is charged with kidnapping. More charges expected. He is not cooperating. No evidence yet of where the other 3 are. Sarah has been with man since Wednesday. She was found bound and g...agged in the basement of the residence. Still being treated as a missing person's case
Very nice summary Angelainwi.....Thank you. I believe the neighbor mistook Sarah on the gurney all covered up as a "body bag". Thank goodness.
Praying for Tina, Stephanie and Kody.
Posted: 4:09 pm EST November 14, 2010
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- A sheriff in central Ohio says reports that a body bag was removed from a home where a man was arrested in a missing persons case are "absolutely false."
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Mathew Hoffman has been arrested for kidnapping. He owns the home where Sarah Maynard was found bound and gagged.
"Matthew Hoffman, 30, who lives in the home, was taken into custody after the raid, Barber said, and faces a kidnapping charge. Additional charges are expected, Barber said."
"Matthew Hoffman was convicted of setting fire to a Steamboat Springs, Colo., condominium complex, causing $2 million in damage. "