Three adults were found dead in a house trailer in an unincorporated area further 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.
The suspect, 23-year-old Aaron Lawson, is being sought on warrants for charges including aggravated murder.
PEDRO, Ohio - Police are searching for a missing 8-year-old Ohio boy who is believed to be in danger. Three adults inside were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds, according to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Lawless.
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 said Lawson crashed into a ditch before he ran into nearby woods where he lost police.
This undated photo provided by the Lawrence County Ohio Sheriff's Office shows Aaron Lawson. A fourth victim was found at a home about a quarter of a mile away suffering from stab wounds to the neck and head.
They haven't been publicly identified.
Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Lawson is urged to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office at (740) 532-3525.
Authorities say three people have been fatally shot, a fourth person stabbed and an 7-year-old boy is missing in southeast Ohio.
He is described as a white, 7-year-old child, weighing approximately 80 pounds and is 4 feet 8 inches tall.
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 sheriff's office said releasing further information would compromise the investigation. That person was flown to a nearby hospital.
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.
Ironton is about 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Columbus.