Who Is Taking the Women of Chillicothe, Ohio? Police Say Three Women's Cases Could Be Connected

Charlotte Trego, Wanda Lemons and Tiffany Sayre have vanished in the small town within six months of one another

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On May 3, 2014, Charlotte Trego disappeared. Exactly six months later, Wanda Lemons disappeared. Six months later, Tiffany Sayre disappeared.

Police say the three women knew each other “in passing,” and ran in the same social circles where drug abuse was prominent. Still, it’s unusual for them to disappear without a trace.

“Usually, there’s a telephone call to mom, or call around the kids’ birthdays or something like that,” Chillicothe Police Department’s Sgt. Ronald Meyers tells PEOPLE. “So what’s really tying all of these together – the lengths [of time] that these people are missing without even a trace of where they’re at.”

Family members of the three women, ranging in ages 26 to 37, are more and more distraught as time continues to pass without any word from their loved ones.

“If she’s out there, I just want her home,” Trego’s mother Yvonne Boggs told a local television station. “If someone’s got her, please just turn her loose.”

There have been rumblings of a human trafficking ring, or even a serial killer, but Sgt. Meyers says he doesn’t have any information at this time. The FBI has been called to help assist with the disappearances, a police official confirms to PEOPLE.

Meanwhile, the police continue to ask for help from its small community with less than 20,000 residents, located about 45 miles south of Columbus.

“Somebody knows what happened,” Meyers says. “If there’s no physical evidence, then we’re going to have to rely on folks to pick these pieces up and give us part of the puzzle.”

Anyone with information should call the Chillicothe Police Department at 740-773-1191, or call the Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers at 740-773-TIPS.

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