Tiffany Nelle Tehan left her husband and one-year-old daughter in their Xenia, Ohio home Saturday morning and headed out shopping. Her trip was to take her from the Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio to Cincinnati Premium Outlet Mall in Monroe, Ohio. She never made it to her second destination and she has not been heard from since.
Tiffany’s disappearance has already taken several bizarre and as-yet unexplainable twists in the four days that she has been missing. A massive manhunt has been undertaken across southwest Ohio and has even garnered interest from several national media outlets.
The established timeline of events on Saturday doesn’t shed much light on the whereabouts of the young mother. After leaving home alone Saturday morning, Tiffany was seen on an ATM camera at 9:30 a.m. in Xenia. Police then believe she can be placed at The Green shopping center at 11:00 a.m. later that morning. Tiffany’s husband, David Tehan, reported his wife missing at 9:00 P.M. on Saturday.
Police later discovered Tehan’s Ford Explorer with a flat tire in the parking lot of Indian Riffle Park in Kettering near the community rec center. She told her husband she was headed to this location for a baby boutique sale. Her keys were found locked inside of the disabled vehicle.
The final and biggest development in Tehan’s disappearance came yesterday when police announced that they have identified a “person of interest” in their search. Police are looking for Tre B. Hutcherson, 42, of Dayton. Hutcherson, who has been missing for several days, drives a 1999 red Volkswagen Beetle with an Ohio license plate No. EVQ9018, according to police.
Police seem to believe that Tehan went willingly with Hutcherson. “We believe that he may know the whereabouts of Tiffany or it’s possible that they are together,” Xenia police Capt. Scott Anger said. There is no indication that there is foul play, Anger said.
Early Tuesday, April 20, police released two-week-old video from a Belmont-area Circle K convenience store showing Tehan and Hutcherson, a man unknown to her husband, family and friends (see slideshow pictures below for still photo). The two have been together in the store several times in March and April, according to police. Police said Hutcherson and Tehan had been seen at the store on several occasions. The video clearly depicts an unafraid, unforced Tehan walking with Hutcherson
The Dayton Daily News reports that a woman who answered the door at Hutcherson’s residence and identified herself as his wife said he took $2,000 from their bank account this weekend.
“Obviously they are together,” she said. “(Hutcherson) wouldn’t hurt Tiffany.”
While many questions remain including how Tehan knows Hutcherson and whether she voluntarily abandoned her husband and young daughter, those in Tehan’s life are simply praying for her safe return. Members of Tehan’s Beavercreek church were out Monday and Tuesday looking for Tehan and putting up fliers and signs. Johnson said she found some members of Faith Church in Milford who made the trip to help Tuesday morning. A prayer vigil will be held for Tehan on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro.
David Tehan had a message for his wife after seeing the surveillance photo: “I don’t care what’s going on there,” he said. “I love you and if there’s any way that you know that you can come back, please do.”
Xenia police are asking that if anyone knows where Hutcherson or Tehan are to contact police at (937) 372-9901.
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