Nothing found after 3-day search for Chelsey Coe at Sugarcreek MetroPark
GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Three days of searching for Chelsey Coe at Sugarcreek MetroPark has come to an end. After covering around 400 of the park's 600 acres, Detective Sergeant Jeff Muncy with the Miamisburg Police Department said nothing was found.
Agents from the FBI, BCI and Miamisburg Police have been scouring the park for signs of Coe after new information indicated she'd been in the area not long before she was reported missing in September of 2017. "We wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't follow up on all the leads," Muncy said. In May, agents searched a property on Lower Miamisburg Road, some evidence was taken, but Chelsey remained missing.
Coe's aunt, Jody Eversole came out to the park Thursday, hoping to help in the search. It's been close to a year since Chelsey was reported missing and her aunt says it's been an emotional time for the family. She said when she heard investigators were searching the park earlier this week, she became hopeful, but at the same time was terrified for what they may uncover, "hoping they find something, but then again you hope they don't." While Coe's aunt said she's hopeful her niece is ok, "it's hard to tell your heart what your mind probably already knows."
Detective Sergeant Muncy said even if this week's search turned up nothing, investigators won't stop looking, "that search won't end until we find her, one way or another." Muncy added that he's sure there's someone out there who knows what happened to Coe, he's asking anyone with information to come forward. Eversole says a reward is being put together for anyone who can help them find Chelsey, "money does catch people's eye," she said. She's hoping the reward will encourage anyone who knows something to come forward, even if they're scared.
The past year has been tough on Coe's loved ones, her aunt says the family wants closure either way so they can put Chelsey to rest and at peace. "Every day I wake up and think of Chelsey, and where she was and what's happened to her and how it's all happened. It's, it's terrible, we just want it to be done one way or another. You can't go on like this forever, and I can't imagine people that have, because I know there are people that never find their loved ones, and that's my fear. Are we ever going to find out what happened to Chelsey?"