After alert, boy, 7, found hidden and fatally shot
A 7-year-old boy was shot dead, and his body apparently hidden in a home where three adults were found fatally shot and a fourth was stabbed, a sheriff said Thursday as a manhunt for the suspect focused on a wooded area near Ohio’s southern tip.
Authorities had issued a missing-child alert after the slayings and spent hours searching for Devin Holston only to find the child dead Thursday at the same house trailer where the bodies were found.
The suspect, Aaron Lawson, 23, is being sought on warrants for charges including aggravated murder, Lawrence County Sheriff Jeffery Lawless said.
Deputies spotted Lawson Thursday in a blue truck in Ironton, about 15 miles south of where the victims were found, but they lost him after a brief chase when he crashed into a ditch and ran into the woods, Lawless said.
Three adults were found dead in a house trailer in an unincorporated area farther north on Wednesday evening, and a fourth adult who came upon the scene after work was stabbed there and fled to seek help, the sheriff said.