One man charged with murder of elderly Strasburg couple, police searching for second man

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Clark, left, has a warrant out for his arrest. Stewart, right, has been charged with murder. Courtesy Tuscarawas County Sherrif's Office.

Clark, left, has a warrant out for his arrest. Stewart, right, has been charged with murder. Courtesy Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office.

STRASBURG,Ohio – An arrest has been made in the abduction and murders of Doyle, 88, and Lillian Chumney, 79, who went missing after their daughter found their Strasburg home ransacked and their car missing on Jan. 21.

Jeffery Craig Stewart, 21, was arrested and charged with murder while police are still searching for Robert R. Clark, 29, who was implicated by a statement made from Stewart, according to the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office.

Police have issued a warrant for Clark’s arrest and insist anyone who comes in contact with him, should call police and not intervene as he is believed to be dangerous.

Stewart was identified by the public after police asked for help finding the man in a surveillance photo.

Doyle and Lillian Chumney (Photo courtesy Ohio Attorney General's Office)

Doyle and Lillian Chumney (Photo courtesy Ohio Attorney General’s Office)

Just two days after they were reported missing from their home, the couple was found inside their burned car in Bakersville.

A task force was assembled to help investigate the crime with members from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, Strasburg Police Department, Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office, Coshocton County Prosecutor’s Office, Tuscarawas County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Coshocton County Coroner’s Office.

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