BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio -- Bones found earlier this week at a Madison Township farm belong to a Middletown woman missing since September.
Lindsay Bogan, 30, was identified through dental records, Butler County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Anthony Dwyer told the Journal-News.
Detectives returned Friday night to the farm on Keister Road; Dwyer told the Journal-News they were searching for more evidence.
"No one should be thrown away like this," Butler County Lt. Todd Langmeyer said in a news release. "That is exactly what someone did to this woman. We are finding out more in each stage of this investigation and we will work diligently until we find out who did this to her.”
Bogan's boyfriend, Eric Sexton, was arrested not long after he reported Bogan missing Sept. 14. He said he'd last seen her getting in a silver Dodge Durango at the corner of Central Avenue and Baltimore Street in downtown Middletown the day before.
Sexton later pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution. He "supervised, managed and/or controlled the prostitution activities of Lindsay Bogan by offering her sexual services in exchange for money to others," according to facts of the case read at his February plea. Sexton was sentenced to nine months in prison and will have to register as a sex offender for 15 years once he's released.
Sexton said he planned to marry Bogan, and they have a young daughter together, the Journal-News reported. But police are continuing to investigate information that might point to Sexton and members of his family, as persons of interest in Bogan's disappearance.
A polygraph test conducted on Sexton and his brother, Steve, “showed deception,” Middletown Police Maj. Mark Hoffman told the Journal-News. He said the two men are the main persons of interest in Bogan’s disappearance.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office released little information about the bones earlier this week, stating only that an investigation was underway and it was undetermined if they were animal or human.
But Thursday afternoon, Butler County Coroner Dr. Lisa Mannix confirmed the bones — initially found by the farmer and more recovered Monday when investigators returned to the field — were indeed from a human.
An investigation into Bogan's cause of death is ongoing.
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