Police cancel search for child after Ohio triple murder

Authorities have canceled the search for an 8-year-old boy, but are still asking for help locating person of interest in a triple murder.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office in Ohio, deputies responded to a home in Pedro, Ohio around 7:30 Wednesday night where three adults were found dead inside. The sheriff's office said all three people had gunshot wounds.

8-year-old Devin Holston also lived in the home, according to the sheriff's office, but was not seen when police arrived. After an extensive search of the area that included surrounding houses and woods, Holston was officially entered into the National Crime Information Center as a missing endangered child.

At 8:22 AM, the search for Holston was called off according to a tweet sent out by Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine.

 

No other details were provided, as to whether the boy had been found safe or not.

Law enforcement spotted 23-year-old Aaron Lawson driving a truck in the area, and when they tried to stop him a chase began. The sheriff's office said Lawson crashed into a ditch before he ran into nearby woods where he lost police.

Lawson is being described as a person of interest in the crimes by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Lawson is urged to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office at (740) 532-3525.

Lawrence County, Ohio is located near the Ohio-Kentucky-West Virginia state line. Our sister station, WOWK in Huntingburg is covering the details of the story in the area.

A fourth victim was also found at a home near the triple murder scene. Deputies said the victim had stab wounds to the neck and head. That person was flown to a nearby hospital by helicopter.

No names of any of the victims have been released due to police trying to notify relatives.

Aaron Lawson is described as 5'9" tall, weighing around 140 lbs, with brown hair, and hazel eyes.

 


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