STRASBURG, OH (WOIO) - Investigators were back at a crime scene in Coshocton County on Friday, as they continue to search for the killers of Doyle and Lillian Chumney.
The Chumney's house is still surrounded with police tape. The couple disappeared on Tuesday, but three days later, the tape is still wrapped around their home in Strasburg.
The elderly couple was abducted from their home just two blocks away from the Strasburg Police Department.
Now investigators, including
BCI agents from the Ohio Attorney General's Office
, are trying to figure out who would violently murder 88-year-old Doyle and his 79-year-old wife, Lillian.
The killers drove the couple in their 1986 Pontiac to Bakersville, just 25 minutes south down I-77 to a long, dirt road leading to nowhere.
Investigators found the couple's car on the side of the road. It was burnt with the couple inside.
Did the killers pick the spot because it's in a valley and there are hills all around? It's hard to see a glow from a fire and smoke at night.
The car was discovered Thursday afternoon and police said the couple's bodies were still inside. On Friday, Coshocton County Coroner Dr. Robert Gwinn confirmed that the remains are those of Mr. and Mrs. Chumney.
No suspects have been named.
"We are actively searching for suspects at this time," said Strasburg Police Chief Robert Kutcher.
Back at the Chumney's home, a memorial grows with candles and roses on the front steps.
A vigil is planned for Friday night in front of the Chumney's house in Strasburg. A church service is expected to follow.
Due to the complexity of investigations of this nature, a multi-jurisdictional task force has been formed to jointly investigate the double homicide.
The task force is made up of investigators 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 Coshocton County Coroner's Office.
Anyone with information regarding the murders of Doyle and Lillian Chumney are asked to contact authorities at any of the following phone numbers:
• Bureau of Criminal Investigation: 855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446)
• Coshocton County Sheriff's Office: 740-622-3769
• Strasburg Police Department: 330-878-7011
• Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office: 330-339-2000