Arrest made in hoax tip that led to search of Ross Lake.

An arrest has been made in the connection of a hoax tip left with the Chillicothe Police Department that led to the search of Ross Lake.  The hoax tip alleged the remains of Wanda Lemons was in the lake.   The fake tip and other information gathered allowed Detectives to request a search warrant that led them to the arrested person, Mr. Ault.  Ault was charged with inducing panic, a first degree misdemeanor by the CPD.

Further Felony charges may be filed by the Ross CO. Sheriff’s Office in connection with the search once they complete their investigation.  


For information on our missing women, visit our missing person page by clicking here Missing persons .   There is a hotline set up at 740-774-FIND for the missing person task force as well as an email address at

There is still a reward being offered through Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers for information regarding the missing women.
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

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