More Snow Sunday, Elderly Couple Found Dead in their Car, Three Ohio Children Die in House Fire

More Snow Sunday, Elderly Couple Found Dead in their Car, Three Ohio Children Die in House Fire
(Source: WOIO)

Get ready to shovel more snow on Sunday!


Mostly cloudy. HIGH: 32


Partly cloudy. LOW: 29


Mostly cloudy with a few snowflakes. HIGH: 36


Few snow showers. LOW: 32


Cloudy w/ snow showers! Up to 3” are poss. maybe a little more in spots. HIGH: 35

COSHOCTON COUNTY, OH - The bodies of Doyle and Lillian Chumney have been found in Coshocton County.

The Strasburg police chief announced in an impromptu press conference that a passerby discovered the Chumney's 1986 Pontiac on Thursday, 22 miles away in rural Bakersville. It had been burned and the couple was found inside.

"They were inside the car. The car was started on fire. That's about all I'm going to say at this point," said chief Bob Kutcher.

Police are still searching for suspects in the case.

A statewide missing adult alert was issued Wednesday by the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office. The couple was expected to pick up their son and take him to the airport, but never showed up. Police were called by their daughter, who said the house had been ransacked. However, there were no signs the house had been broken into.

BRILLIANT, Ohio (AP) - An eastern Ohio sheriff says a fire blamed on a kerosene heater has swept through a trailer home, killing three young siblings after their mother fell out of a window and couldn't get back in to save them.

Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla says the children's mother was trying to remove a burning kerosene heater from the double-wide trailer Thursday when she dropped it, causing fuel to spill and the fire to spread. He says the mother then went to a window and began to try to throw the children out but she fell out of the window and couldn't get back inside.

Killed were a 4-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl who were twins and their 3-year-old sister.

The sheriff says it happened near the village of Brilliant, on the Ohio River about 140 miles east of Columbus.

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