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Missing Children

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

It turns out that the woman who found the bodies of two New Hampshire children last week in Ohio had been looking for them for months.

Stephanie Dietrich says that's because of clues that the grave site could be in the area.

Fourteen-year-old Sarah Gehring and her eleven-year-old brother Philip were killed by their father two and a-half years ago. Before killing himself in prison, he confessed that he had buried their bodies somewhere in the Midwest, but he couldn't provide enough details to lead police to the remains.

Dietrich tells a New Hampshire newspaper (The Telegraph of Nashua) that she heard an appeal for help from the children's mother. Dietrich says, "I didn't have anything else going on" -- so she started looking.

She found the bodies Thursday with the help of her dog, near Interstate-80.

Investigators concluded last year that some pollen found on dirt in Gehring's minivan suggested that the soil most likely came from northeastern Ohio.


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