Homicide detectives combing area parks

Helicopter search over Still Water Trail (Photo WDTN/Josh Ames

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Homicide detectives were searching by air and ground near two area parks Thursday.

Investigators were on foot and using a helicopter to search the Wegerzyn Garden Center and the Stillwater Trail areas.

Police on the scene wouldn’t tell our crews what they were searching for or why.

Police have been actively investigating the disappearance of a woman and her 4-year-old son who haven’t been seen since March 25. The case took a turn monday when Antwan Anderson, the woman’s boyfriend and a suspect in her disappearance, shot and killed himself during a chase with police.

Dayton Police now suspect the woman, Nichelle McKnight and son Zaden were likely killed.

Investigators will not reveal what evidence led them to that conclusion. However, police incident reports obtained by 2 NEWS show that officers suspected Nichelle’s boyfriend, Anderson, and another woman were using McKnight’s credit card without her permission just a few days before the disappearance.

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