Butler Township, Ohio: On Friday, just before noon, four individuals in two separate homes were found shot to death after someone called police to report that they had heard gunfire.
In one home officers located 82-year-old Clyde Knox and his wife, 78-year-old Eva Knox.
Shortly thereafter, in another residence, officers located 41-year-old Sarah Anderson and her 15-year-old daughter Kayla Anderson.
Early in the investigation officers named 39-year-old Stephen Andrew Marlow as a person of interest. During a press conference, they indicated that they were aware of a video that he had reportedly released following the shooting.
Butler Township Chief of Police John Porter told gathered media that investigators didn't believe that there was an ongoing threat to the community but did say that Marlow should be considered armed and dangerous.
"We are working to determine if there is any motive to this horrible tragedy or if mental illness played any role," Porter explained.
"We understand the ideas and languages in the video are startling. And that is why our investigators are working around the clock to ensure Mr. Marlow is brought into custody," Ported said.
Then addressing Marlow directly, Porter stated, "I want you to know that we want to help you. You have the ability to resolve the situation peacefully if you turn yourself into law enforcement as soon as possible. Again, we want to end this peacefully. Now is the right time to call 911 and turn yourself in."
In a video that has been re-shared on TicTok, Marlow stated that he had suffered "one of the most vicious attacks a human being has ever faced" with regards to mind control.
He goes on to state that, "I have endured the most inhumane torture in hopes that the FBI and CIA would come to my defense, but they have failed to come to my aid. My only hope is that you come to understand what has happened here." He went on to state that he would "gladly die to expose this" but asked that his family visit him in prison if he survived.
We have embedded the video here for you to view his statements for yourself.
Just before 9:00 pm on Saturday, an officer with the Lawrence Police Department spotted the vehicle that Marlow was believed to be driving and followed it to a parking lot. There, Marlow was observed exiting the vehicle and was then taken into custody without incident.
Marlow is being held by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office awaiting extradition to Ohio.
According to Dayton Daily News, Marlow graduated from the University of Kentucky in Lexington and had worked in Chicago as a trader between 2006 and 2018.
In February 2020 Marlow was convicted of aggravated burglary and aggravated menacing stemming from an incident that took place in Vandalia in July 2019. He was sentenced to five years community control but probation was ended on February 9, 2022.
When probation began Marlow was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. Court records indicate that he was under intense supervision between February 2020 and December 2020.
Funeral services have been announced for Clyde W. Knox and his wife, Eva "Sally" Knox. They will be at 11:00 am at the Vandalia United Methodist Church and interments will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Tipp City.
The Knox's are survived by their daughter, son-in-law, their son, and seven grandchildren.