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Drive an hour south of Columbus on Rt. 23 and you’ll inevitably end up in Chillicothe, a town 20,000 people call home. Of the handful of places that fall within Ross County, Chillicothe is the only town large enough to be called a city – but it’s still small enough that when multiple women began to vanish, people noticed. Investigation Discovery’s new series The Vanishing Women follows the active investigation into the unsolved disappearances and deaths of six women from Chillicothe – but they are not the only women in that area who have vanished.
A quick Google search reveals numerous Facebook groups and websites devoted to locating missing women from not only Chillicothe, but several neighboring towns and counties. Each disappearance is as inexplicable as the next; the only clues available are rumored correlations between several of the women and so far, police have turned up empty handed. Here we’ll uncover the stories of four other women from Ohio who vanished within 90 miles of each other and have yet to be found.
Megan Lancaster, age twenty-five, went missing from Scioto County in April 2013. Then and now, Megan’s disappearance is difficult for anyone to reconcile – she left behind a young son, and her vehicle was discovered abandoned in a fast food parking lot. While Megan’s family knows she struggled with drugs and addiction, they also find it difficult to believe she would leave her son, unless she left against her own will. After several other women went missing in the years since Megan’s disappearance, local police began working with the FBI to search for similarities across the cases. It is rumored that Megan attended the same rehab center as several other missing women, including Charlotte Trego, as speculated within the local missing person’s group Jayme’s Message.
Megan Lancaster is described as 5'6" tall, weighing 110lbs with blonde hair. If you have any information about Megan's disappearance, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department at (740) 353-4101 or the Chillicothe Police Department at (740) 773-1191.
Jayme Bowen, age twenty-three, went missing on April 10, 2014. The last time anyone saw her, Jayme was walking in broad daylight; she was leaving her sister’s house and heading toward her parents' home. It was a notably short walk – the two residences were only blocks apart in South Columbus – but sometime after witnesses saw her near Parsons and Stewart Avenues, Jayme vanished.
After her disappearance, Jayme’s family and friends organized a Facebook group dedicated to bringing her home. Her mother insists she was met with foul play as Jayme was hugely devoted to her two young boys and would not have left them behind; several of the people Jayme knew best worry she’s been forced into the world of human trafficking. According to detectives, no person of interest has been named, but Jayme’s friends and family have not stopped searching for answers. The Facebook group remains active today, where the same refrain is repeated time and again amongst the backlog of posts: Bring Back Our Girls.
Jayme is 5' tall and weighs 100lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. She also has a tattoo of "George III" on the side of her neck. If you have any information that could help in the case, please call the Columbus Police Department at (614) 645-4545.
Holly Logan, a twenty-nine-year-old mother from Franklin County, has been missing since December 2014. She was discovered missing while police were actively investigating the disappearance of Jayme Bowen, who ran in the same circle of friends. As police began interviewing friends of Jayme, several people mentioned they were also worried about Holly, who hadn’t been seen in quite some time.
Holly’s last known whereabouts lead police to the south side of Columbus, but to this day her case remains unsolved. If you have any information about Holly’s disappearance, please contact Columbus Police Department at 614-645-4624.
Kayla Eitel, twenty-five years old, disappeared from Scioto County on January 4, 2016. According to reports, she was last seen at 57 Pershing Avenue with a friend. Kayla’s mother reported her missing on Sunday, January 10th, and the Scioto County Sheriff’s Department began pursuing every possible lead – but nothing has turned up.
Kayla Eitel is described as 4’11” tall, weighing 110lbs, with long blonde hair and blue eyes. She has several tattoos, including stars on her thumb and a heart on her back. Anyone with information as to her whereabouts is encouraged to call Scioto County Sheriff’s detective Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091.
Many wonder if the disappearances are a result of human trafficking, but there is no evidence to confirm those suspicions at this time. For now, family members and law enforcement continue to search for information related to the whereabouts of these young women with the hope of bringing them home safe.
Follow the story of the Chillicothe Six as it unfolds in real time – tune into The Vanishing Women, all new Mondays @ 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.