Police say a suspect has been taken into custody after four people were found shot to death, including an 8-year-old boy, inside an Ohio mobile home, authorities said.
Aaron Lawson was taken into custody Friday morning after an overnight manhunt and was taken to the Lawrence County Jail.
At a press conference Friday, Sheriff Jeff Lawless said Lawson was "ready and willing to give up. He was plum worn out from being out in the elements.”
Lawless identified the victims as Donald McGuire, 50, Tammie McGuire, 43, Stacy Jackson, 28, and Devin Holston, 8.
Before his capture, warrants had been issued for 23-year-old Lawson on three counts of murder and one count of aggravated murder, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Jeffrey Lawless.
The adults' bodies were discovered Wednesday night and a missing-child alert was issued for Devin Holston. His remains had been hidden in the trailer and weren’t discovered until Thursday, officials said.
“Devin was widely liked by all the staff and students,” Wes Hairston, superintendent of Rock Creek Local Schools, told The Columbus Dispatch. “It’s a tragedy that someone this young would perish by someone in a senseless act of hate or violence."
Lawson is reportedly a cousin of at least one victim. A fifth person, who arrived home from work at the rural home and discovered the bodies, was stabbed and taken to a West Virginia hospital, cops said.
“What we have here is a horrible tragedy,” Lawless said.
A motive has not been publicly discussed by investigators.