Missing-child alert canceled after OH slayings


The person with the stab wounds survived and has been flown to a hospital in West Virginia.

He is described as a white, 7-year-old child, weighing approximately 80 pounds and is 4 feet 8 inches tall. However, that missing-child alert was later cancelled. Flyers have been provided detailing Devon's description.

Law enforcement agencies throughout OH are searching for a 7-year-old boy that was abducted from a crime scene in Lawrence County.

The Sheriff's Office says they are looking for 23-year-old Aaron Lawson, who ran into woods after crashing a pickup truck during a pursuit by deputies early Thursday. Police officers from all village agencies, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Ashland KY Police, and the Huntington Police K9 unit assisted in the search for Lawson but he was able to evade capture in the darkness.

Victims' names are not being released at this time pending identification and notification of family. The Bodies of the deceased will be transported to Hamilton County for autopsies.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Lawson is urged to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office at (740) 532-3525. The sheriff's office said releasing further information about the dead and the wounded might 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. The AP reports that past year rural southern OH was devastated after a still-unsolved homicide case: eight people were found shot to death in four homes in April 2016.

There is reason to believe Devin could be in danger or injured.

Aaron Lawson, 23, of 15868 State Route 93, Pedro, Ohio, is listed as a person of interest in the case.

Lawrence County Sheriff Jeffery Lawless told the Ironton Tribune that investigators haven't determined whether the boy was at the home during the attack.