Tiffany Sayre press release

Sheriff Lavender and Chief Washburn are reporting that investigators from the Ross County/Chillicothe Missing Person’s Task Force along with investigators from Ohio BCI responded to Cave Road in Highland County just outside of Ross County last night where the Highland County Sheriff’s Office had recovered the body of an unidentified female.
The body was taken into custody by the Highland County Coroner’s Office for identification and autopsy. The Highland County Coroner’s Office reported to the Task Force this morning that the body was that of 26 year old Tiffany Sayre who was reported missing from Chillicothe May 11th 2015. The results of the autopsy have not been released as of the time of this release.
Sheriff Lavender and Chief Washburn will be holding a press conference tomorrow to inform the community of the progress of the investigation. The time and location of that release will be given tomorrow.
If any further details become available they will be released.

Missing Person hotline and email set up

The Missing Person joint Task Force now has a phone number and email for anyone that has information regarding our missing persons. The number, (740) 774-FIND (3463), has a voicemail system. If an investigator does not answer, please leave a message and the call will be followed up on. Anyone having information that needs immediate attention should call the PD at 740-773-1191. The email for the taskforce is
For information on our missing women, visit our missing person page by clicking here Missing persons .
There is still a reward being offered through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers for information regarding the missing persons.
Anonymous tips can be made through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740)773-TIPS or (800)222-TIPS, by texting keyword LOWDOWN to CRIMES (274637) or on their website at


Cold Case on robbery at Wal-Mart

We are still looking to identify the suspect in this robbery from Wal-Mart that occurred in 2014. A reward is still be offered on information leading to the arrest.

On 6-14-14 at approx. 4:40PM, a w/m wearing a long sleeve shirt, sunglasses and Khaki pants entered the Wal-Mart store and handed a note to the customer service associate. The note made threats of violence if money was not given to the suspect. The suspect was given a sum of money, and he left the store. The suspect the left the area in a dark colored SUV. No violence was committed.

Anyone with information in this case can call the Chillicothe Police Dept. at 740-773-1191, referring to report #14-10525, or by contacting Det. Rourke, who has taken over the investigation.

Anonymous tips  can be made through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740)773-TIPS or (800)222-TIPS, by texting keyword LOWDOWN to CRIMES (274637) or on their website at .   Tips leading to arrest could be eligible for a reward!

Reward still offered in Missing person Charlotte Trego Case

On 5-18-14, the family of Charlotte Trego reported that they had not heard from her since early May of 2014. Police detectives have followed many leads, and have worked with agencies both in Ohio and out of the state to follow up on information. Southern Ohio Crimestoppers is working with us and providing a sizable reward for information leading to her location.




Anonymous tips can be made through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740)773-TIPS or (800)222-TIPS, by texting keyword LOWDOWN to CRIMES (274637) or on their website at .  

Remember to check out our missing person tab on this website at Missing Persons for updates on other missing persons Tiffany Sayre and Wanda lemons.

Missing persons Tab on our web page

To keep the community up to date on the 3 missing females in our jurisdiction, please check our “Missing Person” tab on our web page.


Tiffany Sayre has not been seen by family members for a few days, and has been reported as missing by them. Anyone knowing her whereabouts should contact the Chillicothe Police Department at 740-773-1191. A detective has been assigned to the case and is following up on information provided. Ms. Sayre is 5’8″ tall and weighs 160 lbs. with brown hair and green eyes.
Although there is no reward for information on Ms. Sayer at this moment, anonymous tips can still be made to the Southern Ohio Crimestoppers.
Anonymous tips can be made through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740)773-TIPS or (800)222-TIPS, by texting keyword LOWDOWN to CRIMES (274637) or on their website at .  


 $2,500.00 reward for info on Charlotte Trego

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Suspect identified and arrested on warrant. 

The person in the video has been identified and arrested on a warrant. The suspect entered Wal-Mart on 4-21-15. The suspect allegedly filled a trash can up with a Nikon Camera, Nintedno DS and Go Pro Cameras and walked out the store. The suspect is wearing a two tone dark hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants with drawstring and black sneakers with yellow trim.

Anyone with information on the theft can contact Detective Rourke by calling 740-773-1191 and referring to report 15-6574.

Anonymous tips can be made through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740)773-TIPS or (800)222-TIPS, by texting keyword LOWDOWN to CRIMES (274637) or on their website at . Tips leading to arrest could be eligible for a reward!


A public Service message

On May the 5th, 2015, Chillicothe Safety Services will be asking the voters of Chillicothe to approve a .2% Income Tax. This tax will be used to create a joint dispatch center for police and fire, and hire more police and Firefighters. The joint Dispatch center will allow a firefighter to return to the street, and free up to 2 police officers. There will be savings as well in the lower cost of civilian dispatchers versus using police and Fire Fighters who we have invested 10s of thousands of dollars in specialized training and equipment.
The levy will allow the 2 closed fire stations to reopen and provide the coverage to outlying areas of the city. By increasing police staff, we can return to proactive policing. Taking the fight back to the drug dealers and criminals. WE can bring back bike patrol, increase crime prevention and Community Policing. Community Policing will be playing a greater role in policing in America for years to come and we need to continue with our efforts.
We also intend to increase our presence in the city schools, and put more officers in the hallways to protect our children. As our department moves forward, we look to serving the community in a more efficient, cost effective manner without sacrificing quality and service. In essence, get back to the job of police work.

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Suspect identified in theft from Kohls

With very little information coming in from Crimestoppers and locally, we had to figure this guy wasn’t one of our locals. Or even from our counties we normally get our criminals from. 

Ohio Adult Parole Authority contacted us today and advised the suspect was on release and was positively identified.   The suspect, is from Licking County and is being held there on parole violations.  Warrants for our incident have been requested. 

Ofc. Larry Cox Vigil

In honor of Ofc. Larry Cox on the 10 year anniversary of his End of Watch, a candlelight vigil will be held on the steps of the Ross County Common Pleas Courthouse. Please plan to attend on 4-21-15 at 7:00PM.


ID made in theft from Kohls

We believe ID has been made, and just waiting on some loose ends to be confirmed. We thank everyone who called, emailed and text info. We received tips from Kentucky and Portsmouth, so thanks to those that shared info to get it down where it needed to go

The ID of the pictured suspect is sought by the CPD.   The woman is a suspect in several thefts from Kohls.  The woman was last confronted by loss prevention on Thursday but was able to escape in a gold Mercury with Kentucky plates. 

It is believed she is staying locally due to her pattern of recent thefts.  Anyone knowing the ID of the suspect can call Ofc. Lawhorn at 740-773-1191. 

Anonymous tips  can be made through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740)773-TIPS toll free (800)222-TIPS or by visiting

Tips leading to arrest could result in a reward. 


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