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After two days of searching park, Dayton-area woman's fate still a mystery

Posted: 7:38 AM, Jul 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-11 22:58:41Z
Feds, police search Ohio park for missing woman

SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Miamisburg police, FBI investigators, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and cadaver dogs canvassed Sugarcreek MetroPark for a second day but did not find the woman whose disappearance inspired their search.

They will return Thursday, hoping to learn more about the fate of 25-year-old Chelsey Coe. 

"We're going to keep searching (and) we're going to keep following leads hopefully until we find her," Miamisburg Det. Sgt. Jeff Muncy said.

Coe, who lived in the Miamisburg area, was reported missing in September 2017 but might have vanished months before that. Police estimate the real date of her disappearance was closer to June 2017, but her mother -- from whom she was occasionally estranged -- did not realize Coe was missing until the fall. 

According to police, Coe had been involved in prostitution and drug trafficking in the area. Investigators raided and excavated her last-known address, on Lower Miamisburg Road, on May 1.

Muncy said police have identified a person of interest but want more information. They hope to wrap up their search of Sugarcreek on Thursday. 

In the meantime, the park is closed to the public.