OHIO– A kidnapping suspect provided information that led to the discovery of the bodies of a missing Ohio woman, her 10-year-old son and a family friend, authorities said Thursday.
The remains of Tina Herrmann, 32, her 10-year-old son, Kody Maynard, and her 41-year-old friend Stephanie Sprang have all been found. The bodies were placed in trash bag and then put in hollow trees. Matthew Hoffman,30, gave officials the information needed to locate the bodies. Matthew Hoffman lives in the home where Sarah Maynard, the missing 13 year old girl was found.
According to CNN, Hearses could be seen leaving a wilderness area in the northwestern part of Fredericktown in Knox County. Knox County Sheriff David Barber gave a statement saying Hoffman currently will face kidnapping charges in the abduction of Sarah Maynard. Barber also stated “I have never experienced anything this big, this serious and this tragic.”
Sarah Maynard is said to be staying will relatives and at this point she is doing fine. Barber said earlier this week that authorities were fortunate to find Sarah, but he said blood evidence which was found in Herrmann’s home coupled with the amount of time the three had been missing. It made the situation more a lot more serious. It has not been said whether young girl witness any other slayings.
Dawna Davis, who lives next to Hoffman, told reporters she didn’t trust the man.”He was just different. He was odd. He just climbed trees and watched us,” she said about Hoffman.
The county coroner will conduct autopsies is working to provide information to prosecutors, officials said.
Knox County Prosecutor John C. Thatcher said he is not sure yet what charges the evidence will support, but he expects to take the case to the grand jury within four to six weeks.