Man­hunt in Ohio for sus­pect in death of four

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COLUM­BUS: A man­hunt is un­der­way in Ohio for a sus­pect in the shoot­ing deaths of four peo­ple in­clud­ing a seven-year-old boy, whose body was ap­par­ently hid­den in a home where the oth­ers were also found, au­thor­i­ties said.

War­rants were is­sued on Thurs­day for 23-year-old Ar­ron Law­son for three counts of mur­der and one count of ag­gra­vated mur­der, as the search for the sus­pect fo­cused on a wooded area near the south­ern tip of the state.

Lawrence County sher­iff’s deputies found the bod­ies of three adults inside a house trailer on Wed­nes­day. While at the scene, they were told that a seven-year-old boy also lived there and had not been seen.

Au­thor­i­ties is­sued a miss­ing-child alert and spent hours search­ing for Devin Hol­ston only to find the child dead inside the same house trailer, his body ap­par­ently hid­den.

Lawrence County Sher­iff Jef­fery Lawless said a fourth adult who came there af­ter work was stabbed there and fled to seek help. That per­son was later flown to a hos­pi­tal in Hunt­ing­ton, West Vir­ginia.

Deputies spot­ted Law­son on Thurs­day in a blue truck in Iron­ton, about 24km south of where the vic­tims were found in an un­in­cor­po­rated area, but they lost him af­ter a brief chase when he crashed into a ditch and ran into the woods, Lawless said. — AP

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