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Coroner’s office releases ID of four people shot, killed in Butler Twp. neighborhood

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UPDATE @4:13 p.m.

The Montgomery County Coroners’ office has released the identity of the four people shot and killed Friday afternoon.

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The victims have been identified as:

  • Clyde Knox, an 82-year-old man

  • Eva Knox, a 78-year-old woman

  • Sarah Anderson, a 41-year-old woman

The coroner’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.

A press conference is said to be held at 6 p.m.

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We will update this story as we learn more.

UPDATE @12:05 p.m.:

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

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In a statement, Butler Township Police Department said they are continuing to investigate the shooting and are being assisted by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Victims of the shooting have not yet been identified by police.

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Police said they anticipate a press conference sometime later today, but have not said an exact time.

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

PREVIOUS REPORTING Aug. 5 @ 11:49 P.M.:

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Four people are dead and police are seeking a 39-year-old man that they’ve identified as a person of interest after shooting in Butler Twp. Friday.

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

It’s currently unknown if anyone else was injured in the shooting.

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

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

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

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A man who spoke to our news crew identified himself as the father and grandfather of two people who were killed in the incident on Hardwicke Place. The man said he had learned his daughter and 15-year-old granddaughter were both dead.

Don McGuire has lived in the neighborhood for more than two decades.

McGuire said three weeks ago his wife ran into Stephen Marlow. The McGuire’s live two doors down from the Marlow’s.

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“She asked him if he was feeling okay because he did not seem like he was. He had a strange look on his face that scared her,” Don recalled.

McGuire’s wife told Marlow’s mother about the interaction.

“His mother told her that basically, they know he has some mental illness going on but they’re not going to incarcerate him,” Don said.

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

Victims of the shooting have not yet been identified by police.

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The Dayton Bomb Squad was called to the scene “out of an abundance of caution,” according to Porter. Our crew on scene captured a photo of a man in an FBI tactical vest. News Center 7 has reached out the Federal Bureau of Investigation to confirm their involvement in the investigation. We are waiting on a response.

Around 7:30 p.m. our crews on the scene said crime scene tape was cleared from the area and crews were beginning to clear.

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

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Photo by John Bedell/Staff

Photo by John Bedell/Staff
Photo by John Bedell/Staff

Photo by John Bedell/Staff
Sky 7 drone footage shows the ongoing shooting investigation at a Butler Twp. home. (Chuck Hamlin/Staff)

Sky 7 drone footage shows the ongoing shooting investigation at a Butler Twp. home. (Chuck Hamlin/Staff)
Dayton Police Bomb Squad members and an person wearing FBI gear stand near the scene of a large investigation after four people were shot and killed in Butler Twp. (WHIO Staff)

Dayton Police Bomb Squad members and an person wearing FBI gear stand near the scene of a large investigation after four people were shot and killed in Butler Twp. (WHIO Staff)
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