Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Law enforcement search for endangered OH boy abducted from crime scene

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Melinda Barton | 12 October, 2017, 19:39

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities investigating three fatal shootings and a stabbing at a pair of southern Ohio residences canceled a missing-child alert for an 8-year-old boy from one of the homes but continued searching Thursday for a man they called a "person of interest". Meanwhile, at the same time, authorities are searching for a person of interest in the triple killings in the Pedro area of the county. Lawrence County Sheriff Jeffery Lawless told the Ironton Tribune that investigators didn't immediately know whether the boy was at the home during the apparent attack.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, 8-year-old Devin Holston lived at a home in the 15000 block of State Route 93 in Pedro where three adults were found shot to death at about 7pm, Wednesday.

While at the scene we were alerted that 8 year old Devin Holston also resided at that residence and that he had not been seen.

Investigators said that victim had been stabbed in the neck and head and flown to a hospital. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has been contacted and is assisting the LCSO in the search for this child.

Lawson was spotted by deputies driving a Blue Chevrolet truck around 12:30 a.m. and a pursuit ensued.

Victims' names are not being released at this time pending identification and notification of family.

As part of an ongoing investigation, The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is now attempting to locate Devin Holston.

"We are in the very early stages of this investigation and can not compromise the investigation by divulging more information", the sheriff said.

Lawson was last seen on foot near the scene.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said Devin Holston has been "recovered" but would not release any other information.