MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Sheriff David Barber talked to the media this afternoon, requesting continued help from the community to fill in the timeline of the activities which unfolded last Wednesday when 13-year-old Sarah Maynard was abducted from her Apple Valley home. The same day, Sarah’s mother Tina Herrmann, 31; brother, Kody Maynard, 11; and family friend Stephanie Sprang, 41, vanished.
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Describing the clothing the three missing people were last seen in, Barber asked anyone in the community who had contact with the three last Wednesday, or anyone who saw any of the four, to contact the sheriff’s office.
Hermann was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, tan hoodie, dark colored sweatpants, and tennis shoes.
Kody was wearing jeans, a gray T-shirt, a blue hoodie and black shoes.
Sprang is reported to have been last seen early Wednesday afternoon, but it is not clear what she was wearing.
Barber said the photos of the three vehicles associated with the case belonging to Sprang, Hermann, and Hoffman, have yielded new tips.
“We did get some responses to the vehicles being put out, which hopefully will add a little bit more detail to our timeline,” Barber said.
“Unfortunately, the reality that these folks may not be alive is becoming more and more prevalent, simply because there’s been no word from these folks,” the sheriff explained.
He said there has been no cell phone or credit card activity attributed to the three in the past week.
Barber said those interested in assisting with the ongoing search, should contact the Emergency Operations Center at the Knox County Emergency Management Agency.
Tina Herrmann was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, a tan hoodie, dark sweatpants and tennis shoes.
Kody Maynard was last seen wearing black shoes, jeans, gray T-shirt and a blue zippered hoodie.
Details were not available to what Stephanie Sprang was wearing Wednesday, Nov. 10.
People recognizing anyone wearing clothes matching these descriptions are encouraged to call the Knox County Sheriff’s Office TIPs line at 888-363-8477.
Knox County EMA Director Brian Hess confirmed his agency has been assisting with the search. He said to call his office for information at 740-393-6772.
The tipline for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is 1-888-363-TIPS (8477). The detective division can be reached at 740-393-6800. The sheriff’s office general number is 740-397-3333.