Missing-child alert canceled after OH slayings

Cheryl Sanders
October 12, 2017

Agents from Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification are on the scene processing and collecting evidence. Multiple people were found fatally shot and another person was discovered stabbed and critically wounded at a pair of residences in southeast Ohio.

Authorities haven't publicly specified why Lawson is a person of interest.

Authorities investigating three fatal shootings and a stabbing at a pair of residences in the USA state of OH cancelled a missing-child alert for an eight-year-old boy from one of the homes but continued searching for a man they called a "person of interest".

Law enforcement spotted 23-year-old Aaron Lawson driving a truck in the area, and when they tried to stop him a chase began. A spokeswoman for the OH attorney general's office said Thursday that investigators have no indication of a connection between the cases.


Hours earlier, three adults were found dead at an Elizabeth Township trailer.

A fourth victim was also found at a home near the triple murder scene.

Authorities say three people have been fatally shot, a fourth person stabbed and an 8-year-old boy is missing in southeast Ohio.

Officials say three people were found shot to death inside a home off of Route 93 in Lawrence County, Ohio after another subject who was stabbed walked to a neighbors house to call for help.


Law enforcement agencies throughout OH are searching for a 7-year-old boy that was abducted from a crime scene in Lawrence County. That person was flown to a nearby hospital. The pursuit lasted less than half a mile before Lawson crashed into a ditch and ran into the woods, the sheriff said.

None of the dead or injured has been identified.

Ironton is about 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Columbus.


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