Coroner’s office releases ID of four people shot, killed in Butler Twp. neighborhood – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

4 people shot dead in Butler Twp. neighbourhood; Police looking for person of interest

BUTLER TWP. — UPDATE @12:05am:

Police are still on the scene in a Butler Township neighborhood where four people were shot and killed Friday afternoon.

Police were dispatched to Hardwicke Place and Haverstraw Avenue just before noon Friday over reports of gunfire, Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said Friday afternoon. Police found multiple crime scenes and four people who had been shot. They were all pronounced dead on the spot, Porter said.

The victims have been identified by the Montgomery County coroner as:

  • Clyde Knox, an 82-year-old man
  • Eva Knox, a 78-year-old woman
  • Sarah Anderson, a 41-year-old woman

The coroner’s office also said a 15-year-old girl was killed in the shooting, but said her identity has not been released at this time.

Our crews at the scene reported that investigators had cordoned off two houses on Hardwicke Place with police tape. A third home on Haverstraw Avenue was also locked and investigators entered the home.

In a statement, Butler Township Police Department said they are continuing to investigate the shooting and are being assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms.

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John Bedell of News Center 7 says there are three Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy cruisers on the corner of Hardwicke Place and Haverstraw Avenue, as well as a speed trailer in case a 39-year-old man, Stephen Marlow, returns to the area.

He has been identified as the prime suspect after Friday’s shooting in Butler Township.

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In the statement, Butler Township said information indicates that Marlow may have left Ohio.

The FBI’s Cincinnati office posted on social media that he had ties to Indianapolis, Chicago, and Lexington and might be in one of those cities.

Porter identified Stephen Marlow, 39, as a person of interest in the shooting. Marlow is described at 5-foot 11-inches and 160 pounds. He has short brown hair and was last seen wearing shorts and a yellow t-shirt.

He was last seen in a white 2007 Ford Edge with Ohio license plate JES 9806.

Porter said Marlow should not be approached if spotted and considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911 immediately.

A press release is scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m.

This is a story in development. We will update this as we know more.

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