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Manhunt continues for person of interest in quadruple murder

Authorities from three states are in Southern Ohio searching for a person of interest, 23-year-old Aaron Lawson, in the deaths of four people, including a child. (WSYX/WTTE)

Authorities from three states are in Southern Ohio searching for a person of interest in the deaths of four people, including a child.

The victims' bodies were discovered inside a house trailer in Pedro, Ohio -- approximately 10 miles north of the West Virginia border.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has identified 23-year-old Aaron Lawson as a person of interest.

Authorities said he's knowledgeable of the outdoors and believe he may be hiding in the woods.

"He's got to be getting hungry and tired and being out in that type of environment this long, we're pretty confident that we're going to get him. We're not going to quit until we do," said Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless.

Authorities from three states are helping in the search efforts to locate Lawson, which includes using helicopters, planes and dogs.

Janet Dezwareh co-owns a pizza shop across the street from the search command center. She said two of the victims were customers of hers.

"We have no idea why or why he did it. What made him do this?"

Sheriff Lawless said the last known sighting of Lawson was Thursday morning at 8:30. He is asking the public not to approach the man and to call police immediately if they see him.

The names of the victims were expected to be released Friday.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to follow this developing story.

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