Jacob Caldwell, Missing Over a Year After Witnessing His Dad's Murder, Found Safe

August 28, 2018
By: Catherine Townsend



DAYTON, OH — An Ohio teen who has been missing for more than a year after witnessing his father’s murder has been found safe.

Jacob Caldwell was found on Monday night at a residence in Dayton, Sugarcreek Township Police Chief Michael Brown said in a news conference on Tuesday. Jacob, then 14, was last seen just six days after his father, Robert Caldwell, was murdered in front of him and his younger siblings in August 2017.

Law enforcement conducted a massive manhunt for Jacob, and the FBI announced a $15,000 reward for information related to his whereabouts.

Jacob’s mother, Tawnney Caldwell, is currently in jail facing murder charges in connection with her late husband’s death. Her boyfriend, Sterling Roberts, is also in South Carolina facing murder charges.

Brown said that after receiving a tip about Jacob’s location on Monday, police found the teen in a Miami Township home around midnight with four adults. According to police, the adults were friends of Jacob’s mother but were not related to the teen.

Brown stated that the adults found with Jacob, who has missed a year of school, could face charges due to the fact that they allegedly hid him.

Jacob is currently at the Greene County Juvenile Justice Center, according to authorities.

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