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There is a person of interest in the case of the missing Carroll County teen, sheriff confirms

Posted: 10:44 AM, Apr 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-17 14:44:37Z
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CARROLL COUNTY, Ohio — There is a person of interest in connection with the disappearance of a 14-year-old boy who was last seen Saturday, Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams confirmed.

One day after dozens of people organized search parties for Jonathon Minard, Sheriff Williams confirmed that there is a person of interest who has been questioned twice and initially agreed to take a polygraph test, but then changed his mind.

There are no planned searches on Wednesday, and Williams is not expecting charges to be filed in this case Wednesday.

On Tuesday, over 100 volunteers searched a six-mile area around the Dellroy Fire House, scouring the hilly and wooded terrain for any sign of the missing boy.

Sheriff's office organizing search parties for missing 14-year-old

Relatives said Jonathon was picked up on Friday to do some work, including milking cows, on a farm in New Harrisburg and later was taken to a family friend's home closer to Carrollton. Investigators said he complained of a toothache and was left alone at the residence. After that, he vanished.

Jonathon's family prays the teen tried to walk home, got lost, and is waiting to be found.

If anything suspicious is located, authorities ask residents to call the sheriff’s office immediately.

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