Coroner’s office releases ID of four people shot, killed in Butler Twp. quarter – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

Written by Javed Iqbal

4 people shot, killed in Butler Twp. quarter; The police are looking for a person of interest

BUTLER TWP. — UPDATE at 12:05 p.m.:

A police presence remains in a Butler Township neighborhood where four people were shot and killed Friday afternoon.

Police were dispatched to Hardwicke Place and Haverstraw Avenue just before noon Friday after reports of shots fired, Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said Friday afternoon. Police found several crime scenes and four people who had been shot. They were all pronounced dead at the scene, Porter said.

The victims have been identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office as:

  • Clyde Knox, an 82-year-old man
  • Eva Knox, a 78-year-old woman
  • Sarah Anderson, a 41-year-old woman

The medical examiner’s office also said a 15-year-old girl was killed in the shooting, but said at this time her identity has not been released.

Our crews on the scene reported that investigators had cordoned off two houses on Hardwicke Place with police tape. A third home on Haverstraw Avenue was also cordoned off and investigators have been seen entering the home.

In a statement, the Butler Township Police Department said it continues to investigate the shooting and is being assisted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms.

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News Center 7’s John Bedell says there are three Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy cruisers as well as a speed trailer at the corner of Hardwicke Place and Haverstraw Avenue in case a 39-year-old man, Stephen Marlow, comes back to the area.

He has been identified as the primary suspect after Friday’s shooting in Butler Township.

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In the statement, Butler Township said information indicates Marlow may have left Ohio.

The FBI’s Cincinnati office wrote on social media that he had connections to Indianapolis, Chicago and Lexington and could be in one of those cities.

Porter identified Stephen Marlow, 39, as a person of interest in the shooting. Marlow has been described as 5 feet 11 inches and 160 pounds. He has short brown hair and was last seen wearing shorts and a yellow t-shirt.

He was last seen in a white 2007 Ford Edge with Ohio license plate number JES 9806.

Porter said Marlow should not be contacted if spotted and should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911 immediately.

A press release is planned for Saturday at 18.00.

This is a development story. We’ll update this as we learn more.

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