Update on the Michael Hamm investigation

| May 23, 2017

COSHOCTON – Three men remain in custody at the Coshocton County Justice Center in reference to an ongoing Murder and disappearance investigation of Michael L. Hamm.

On May 16th, 2017, friends and family of 26 year old Michael L. Hamm of the Coshocton area reported him missing.  This started an in-depth investigation as to the location of his whereabouts.

On May 19th, a 2001 Ford Ranger, belonging to Michael L. Hamm was located and recovered in our county in Linton Twp.

On May 21st and into the early morning hours of May 22nd we took 3 men into custody and they remain in custody at the time of this release.

On May 22nd, later in the day, human remains were located and recovered in the Wills Creek area in Linton Twp.  We believe the remains to be that of Michael L. Hamm and are awaiting official identification to be made by Dr. Gwinn of the Coshocton County Coroner’s Office.

If anyone has any information regarding this homicide or disappearance, they are urged to contact our office.

Assisting the Sheriff’s Office with this on-going and very active investigation is BCI, Coshocton County SRT, the Coshocton County Prosecutor’s Office, West Lafayette Police, the Coshocton County Coroner’s Office, West Lafayette Fire, Walhonding Valley Fire, Prince’s Wrecker and United K-9.

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