This was a story I had been hearing about on TV for the past several days. Some neighborhood weirdo had abducted a 13-year-old girl and had her bound and gagged in his basement. I guess they had found him because his behavior made him the most likely suspect.
Anyway, the girl's mom and brother were missing, along with a friend. And I didn't have high hopes for them, but this puts it to rest. The remains of all three were actually found stuff inside a hollow tree.
WCSH6.com | Portland, ME | Police uncover bodies of mother, son and friend missing since last week
Ken Christian, Information Center Content Manager 47 mins ago KNOX COUNTY, Ohio (NBC) -- Authorities in central Ohio have confirmed that the bodies of 32-year-old Tina Hermann, her 10-year-old son Kody and family friend Stephanie Sprang were recovered in a heavily wooded area Thursday.
Police say they found the bodies thanks to information given to them by Matthew Hoffman, the lone suspect in the case. He's being held on a kidnapping charge.
Hoffman was arrested this past Sunday at his house, the same house where officers found 13-year-old Sarah Maynard gagged and bound, but alive.
Sarah and the three victims were reported missing last Wednesday.
Authorities say evidence of a struggle and blood was found in Herrman's home.
Knox County Sheriff David Barber says the case is now a homicide investigation and will be turned over to the county prosecutor's office.