In today’s statement from Butler Twp. Police, they said Marlowe may have fled Ohio.
— At a press conference on Saturday 6 p.m., Butler Top. Chief Porter said, “I want to offer my deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones yesterday. This has been a difficult time for all of us in the community and surrounding areas. We are all here at Butler Twp. The Police Department, as well as all of our local and federal partners are working here today on an ongoing basis to provide justice For all victims and their families Families of victims have been notified and victim specialists work with them to provide resources and support.
He said Marlowe remained the prime suspect in the shooting. They believe after the shooting that he traveled west on the Intestate 70.
Porter said police are aware that Marlowe posted a video online some time after the shooting in which he discussed why he had shot the four people. He said dozens of people have been interviewed about Marlowe.
“We understand the ideas and language in the video are amazing. Which is why our investigators are working around the clock to ensure Mr. Marlowe is placed in custody.
Porter said he had a message for Marlowe, “I want you to know that we want to help you. You have the power to resolve the situation peacefully if you turn yourself into law enforcement as soon as possible. Again, we want to end this peacefully. Now is the time to call 911 and turn over.” yourself.”
– Porter said those killed in the shooting were Clyde Knox, 82, Eva Knox, 78, Sarah Anderson, 41, and Kayla Anderson, 15. The Knox couple were murdered in their home and the Anderson couple were murdered in a separate home.
Vandalia School Principal Robert O’Leary said the district has provided counselors and therapists to students and their families and will continue to do so over the next week.
“Yesterday we tragically lost a family member of the pilot and our thoughts are with the prayers and support of the Anderson family. Kayla’s friends, colleagues, and all of our students. In the words of those who knew her best, Kayla was friends with many. It was as cute and beautiful on the inside as it was on the outside. She was a beam of light.”
“Our priority now is for that light to live through all of us. We will focus our efforts on bringing this beauty, that joy and love to all of our students, staff and the entire community. Yesterday I was able to make a phone call to the leaders of our religious community. Our staff had access to Samaritan behavior. And we had pastors And youth ministers and therapists are available in about 30 minutes to come out to give support to students who have been so close to Kayla.”
On Saturday, students and parents at the high school gathered to remember Kayla, who was described as “a special student who made others smile.”
The FBI assists in the investigation where Marlowe may have crossed state lines. The FBI said in a statement on Twitter: #FBI Butler Top. The police are looking for Stephen Marlowe, the key figure in today’s multiple shootings. Last seen in a white 2007 Ford Edge with a JES 9806 Ohio license plate. Call 937-233-2080, 1-800-Call-FBI, or http://tips.fbi.gov with information.
— Wanda Pence has lived in her home in Hardwick, just across the street from where two shootings have taken place since the 1970s. Dayton told the Daily News today that she has always felt safe in her neighborhood.
“People don’t even run for stop signs in this neighborhood,” she said. “You hear all the time on the news, ‘Oh, this is a really quiet neighborhood, absolutely nothing’s going on here. “But it’s the truth; nothing is going on here. I’m just shocked.”
Pence said she’s not particularly close to her surrounding neighbors, yet everyone is friendly when they see each other outside.
“It’s so frustrating that this is happening here,” she said. “We just have to address this. It will definitely affect the neighborhood and give it a different feel.”
– A close neighbor, who declined to be named on Saturday, said he has lived in the neighborhood for more than three decades.
The man said he appeared upset, and said he and his wife had offered their home as a gathering area for the families of the victims in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
The man said he did not know the alleged shooter but had recently heard that there were what appeared to be minor issues with Marlowe and other neighbors, including residents of Hardwick Place.
“He was yelling at them and saying, ‘Keep away the noise, you are so noisy in this neighborhood,’” the man said, noting that he had not personally witnessed Marlowe screaming, but had heard this from others in the neighborhood.” They said he was doing it all the time, and he was yelling at you. If you’re outside.”
– Marlowe has connections to Chicago, where he lived for some time; Lexington, where he attended college; and Indianapolis, the FBI said.
Marlowe graduated from Butler High School in 2001 and graduated from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, according to a background check obtained by the Dayton Daily News.
He lived and worked in Chicago as a merchant from 2006 to 2018, according to his LinkedIn profile. Police said he recently lived with his parents on Haverstro Street, one of the streets where part of the shooting took place.
– Butler Top. Police said they do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the neighborhood.
— The City of Vandalia has closed a number of public areas of the city out of caution as Stephen Marlowe, 39, remains at large. In a statement, the city said the recreation center and all outdoor activities, as well as the Castle Hills Golf Course, the Castle Hills Pool and the Vandalia Senior Center, will be closed on Saturday.
These closures are being implemented as a precaution only, as there have been no known targeted threats towards any facility in the city.
Residents of Vandalia will see an increased police presence this evening and tomorrow, and city leaders will constantly assess the situation and make any necessary adjustments.
—A community prayer event has been organized and will be held at 5 p.m. Monday in the Butler High School parking lot. The event aims to show a message of hope, strength, love and support amid the latest tragedy, according to a Facebook post by the city of Vandalia.
— Neighbors are in shock from the shooting. Wendy Chapman lives next door to one of the Hardwicke Place homes wrapped in crime scene tape. “I don’t know how to feel. I’m still stunned,” describing the neighborhood as “very quiet. …At this point, I’m angry. I think I’m violated. My question is why. I can’t even imagine.”
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Butler Top. Police Chief John Porter said officers were dispatched to the Hardwicke Place area and Haverstro Street around 11:45 a.m. and a “multiple crime scene” and 4 gunshot victims were located. All four people died at the scene.
President Stephen Marlowe identified the 39-year-old as a significant figure in the deaths. Police described him as a 5-foot-11, 160-pound white man with short brown hair. Last seen wearing shorts and a yellow T-shirt, Porter said he may have been driving a white 2007 Ford Edge SUV with an Ohio license plate JES-9806.
Two homes were surrounded by crime scene tape near the intersection of Hardwicke and Haverstro. One of the homes, the 7200 block in Hardwicke, shares a section of the back fence with a house in 2,600 blocks in Haverstraw owned by the Marlow family, according to county property records.
“If anyone (Stephen) Marlowe sees or learns of the car, they should call 911 immediately and not go near him, because he is potentially armed and dangerous,” Porter said. “We don’t believe there is any continuing threat to the neighborhood at this time, but we will continue to have crews in the area should Marlowe return.”
The names of the victims were not released and it was not clear what caused the shooting.
“We are working to determine whether there was any motive for this horrific tragedy or whether mental illness played any role,” Porter said.
A man at the scene of Friday’s shooting did not give his name, but said his daughter and granddaughter were killed in the shooting.
Butler Top. The neighborhood where the shooting took place is located about one mile west of the Miller Lane development, south of Little York Road.
“This is the first violent crime in this neighborhood in recent memory,” Porter said.
Wendy Chapman lives next door to one of the Hardwicke Place homes wrapped in crime scene tape.
“I don’t know how to feel. I’m still stunned,” describing the neighborhood as “very quiet. …At this point, I’m angry. I think I’m violated. My question is why. I can’t even imagine.”
She described her neighbours – a couple and their daughter – as “a kind and normal family”.
“We weren’t close but always friendly. Their teenage daughter, she was a friend,” Chapman said. “We would always see them outside when we were cutting the lawn and always[talk]back and forth. You know…just things next door. “
Porter encouraged residents in the area to be vigilant and review any security camera footage they might have from earlier Friday.
“We ask anyone with any potential information regarding this incident or Marlowe’s whereabouts to contact our dispatch center at 937-233-2080.”
Marlowe, 39, of Haverstro Street, was convicted of burglary and grievous intimidation in February 2020, as a result of the July 2019 incident in Vandalia. He was sentenced to five years of community control but that probation was terminated on February 9, according to the records of the Montgomery County General Court of Appeals.
Porter Butler Top said. Police were getting support from Vandalia Police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, as well as state and federal officials. He said the Dayton Bomb Squad was brought in as “an extra vigil” to ensure there were no more imminent threats to the normally quiet neighborhood.
A man who identified himself as a relative said that his daughter and granddaughter died inside a house. The man, who was not named, came from the part of the crime scene tape where others had gathered to find out what had happened.