Person of interest ‘not specifically’ cooperating in Chelsey Coe case

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For the first time, Miamisburg Police say they have a ‘strong’ person of interest in the disappearance of 25-year-old Chelsey Coe. BCI, along with FBI agents, and Police could be seen digging at a property Thursday for a second time.

Police say they have a ‘strong’ male person of interest, but they aren’t releasing his identity. Also, police will not say if that person of interest is also the owner of the property they’ve been searching.

Jordan: “Is the property owner cooperating?”
Chief: “Have not been uncoroperative.”
Jordan: “Is the person of interest cooperating?”
Chief: “Not specfically.”

Miamisburg Chief of Police John Sedlak stayed tight lipped Thursday as the FBI, BCI and Miamisburg Police zeroed-in on a small area of land located on a property on Lower Miamisburg Road. It’s where Tuesday investigators executed a search warrant related to the disappearance of 25-year-old Chelsey Coe.

Neighbor’s like Heather McGuire are praying for Chelsea’s family.

“I’ve been thinking about the family,” McGuire said. “As a mother it’s really hard to go through. I could only imagine.”

Search crews returned Thursday with a back-hoe. Agents were spotted with shovels in hand.

“We were doing a little bit of digging and searching,” Chief Sedlak said. “We did not come up with anything of really any evidentiary value today.”

Chelsey has been missing since last August. She’s one of 5 other women who’ve all disappeared within a 35-mile radius over recent months. All of the woman struggled with drugs. Some also had mutual friends.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is currently investigating 4 of the cases for possible connections. We asked the Chief how much progress he’s made on the investigation thus far.

“With investigations like this and the type of evidence you generally collect, it takes a little bit of time so I can’t really really give you that kind of guess at this point,” Chief Sedlak said. “But we’ll determined that over the days and perhaps weeks to come.”

No arrests have been made in the case. If you have any information about Chelsey’s whereabouts, call the Miamisburg Police Department 937-847-6600.

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