Police searching for endangered 8-year-old after triple murder

Endangered child advisory issued for 8-year-old believed to be 'in danger or injured'

Police searching for missing child, person of interest in Ohio triple murder

If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Devin or Aaron you urged to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office by calling 740-532-3525 or dial 911. Multiple people were found fatally shot and another person was discovered stabbed and critically wounded at a pair of residences in southeast Ohio.

8-year-old Devin Holston also lived in the home, according to the sheriff's office, but was not seen when police arrived.

According to a Press Release this morning by Sheriff Jeff Lawless, on October 11 at about 7:22 PM the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office was called to the residence located at 15497 SR 93 Pedro Ohio 45659.

Holston was entered in the National Crime Information Center as a missing, endangered child, but the office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that advisory was canceled around 9 a.m. Thursday after the boy was found. A fourth victim was located at another residence located approximately ΒΌ mile north on SR 93 at a relatives residence. That person was flown to a hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. Lawrence County Sheriff Jeffery Lawless told the Ironton Tribune that investigators haven't determined whether the boy was at the home during the attack. Meanwhile, at the same time, authorities are searching for a person of interest in the triple killings in the Pedro area of the county.

Lawless told the newspaper that all those involved were "related in some way". Lawson was spotted by a deputy near State Route 141 and Country Road 52 driving a truck at about 12:30am, Thursday, but after a short pursuit Lawson crashed the vehicle and ran into the nearby woods.

None of the dead or injured has been identified.

Lawson is being described as a person of interest in the crimes by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said releasing further information would compromise the investigation. A spokeswoman for the OH attorney general's office said Thursday that investigators have no indication of a connection between the cases. He lives near the home where the bodies were found.

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