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The Latest: Boy found shot dead after 3 adults slain in Ohio

The Associated Press

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on searches related to an Ohio triple-slaying and stabbing (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

A 7-year-old boy missing after three people were killed in a shooting has been found dead as a manhunt for the killer continues in southern Ohio.

Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless says Devin Holston was shot and his body apparently hidden in the home where three adults were found dead Wednesday evening.

The suspect, 23-year-old Arron Lawson, is being sought on warrants for charges including aggravated murder.

The sheriff says deputies spotted Lawson driving around 12:30 a.m. Thursday but lost him when he crashed and ran into woods in Ironton, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Columbus.

Authorities haven't publicly identified the three adults found dead at an Elizabeth Township trailer. A fourth adult who was stabbed was flown to a West Virginia hospital.

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This story has been corrected to show the sheriff now says the spelling of the suspect's first name is Arron, not Aaron.

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11 a.m.

Authorities have canceled the missing-child alert for a 7-year-old boy who was sought following a triple shooting and a stabbing in southern Ohio.

The Lawrence County sheriff's office and the state attorney general's office wouldn't immediately confirm Thursday whether Devin Holston was found safe.

Authorities are searching for 23-year-old Arron Lawson, whom they call a "person of interest."

The sheriff says deputies spotted Lawson driving around 12:30 a.m., but he ran into woods after a short pursuit in Ironton.

Hours earlier, three adults were found dead at an Elizabeth Township trailer. A fourth adult found stabbed at a nearby residence was flown to a hospital.

They haven't been publicly identified. The sheriff's office says releasing further information would compromise the investigation.

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This story has been corrected to show the sheriff now says the boy was 7, not 8.

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This story has been corrected to show the sheriff now says the spelling of the suspect's first name is Arron, not Aaron.

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8:25 a.m.

Authorities say three people have been fatally shot, a fourth person stabbed and an 7-year-old boy is missing in southeast Ohio.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to an Elizabeth Township trailer around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday where three adults were found dead. A fourth adult was found stabbed at a nearby residence and was flown to a hospital.

Authorities are searching for 8-year-old Devin Holston.

The Sheriff's Office says they are looking for 23-year-old Arron Lawson, who ran into woods after crashing a pickup truck during a pursuit by deputies early Thursday.

None of the dead or injured has been identified. The Sheriff's Office says releasing further information would compromise the investigation.

Ironton is about 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Columbus.

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This story has been corrected to show the sheriff now says the boy was 7, not 8.

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This story has been corrected to show the sheriff now says the spelling of the suspect's first name is Arron, not Aaron.

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