Stephanie Sprang

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Son, Mom, Friend Were Stabbed to Death

Before being hidden inside hollow tree

(Newser) - Two women and an 11-year-old boy were stabbed to death and dismembered before their remains were placed in a hollow tree, a coroner said today, confirming the fears of many in the tiny Ohio town where the three went missing. Preliminary autopsy reports show that Tina Herrmann, son Kody, and... More »

Missing Family Likely Murdered: Police

Cops, kin lose hope as time passes

(Newser) - Missing family members of the young teenage girl found bound and gagged in the basement of an Ohio man have likely been murdered, police fear. "We would like to retain a hopeful attitude, but we have to be realistic," said local Knox County Sheriff David Barber. Sarah Maynard,... More »

Daughter in Missing Family Rescued

'Weirdo' Ohio man charged with kidnapping

(Newser) - A police swat team has rescued a 13-year-old girl found bound and gagged in the home of an Ohio man suspected in the disappearance of her family. "We did not want to give him time to harm her, so we used a tactical team," said a police spokesman.... More »

Ohio Town Seeks Missing Mom, Friend, 2 Kids

'Unusual' amount of blood found inside house

(Newser) - A rural Ohio town is searching for a missing mom, her female friend, and two kids after police say they found an "unusual amount" of blood in her home. Thirty-two-year-old Tina Herrmann, 41-year-old Stephanie Sprang, and Herrmann's 13-year-old daughter, Sarah Maynard, and 10-year-old son, Kody Maynard were reported missing... More »

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