13-Year-Old Girl Found Alive in Ohio, But Her Family Remains Missing

November 15, 2010

(ChattahBox U.S. News)—-Part of the mystery has been solved in the case of an Ohio family missing since Wednesday. Yesterday, 13-year-old Sarah Maynard was found bound and gagged in the basement of 30-year-old Matthew Hoffman, who has been described by a neighbor as “a real weirdo,” the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Although Sarah was found alive, her mother, brother, and neighbor remain missing. Hoffman was not known to have been acquainted with the family, but his parents reportedly live near them, which may lead to a potential link. Blood was found in Maynard’s house, but officials are still testing it to determine what may have happened, the Dispatch notes.

Hoffmann was previously in prison on arson charges in Colorado, after apparently setting a fire to cover up a robbery, the Dispatch reports.


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