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Ohio girl found alive, bound; no word on 3 others


MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio sheriff says authorities were hoping for more.

He says when they found a missing 13-year-old girl Sunday, bound and gagged in the basement of a home, they were hoping they might find the other three people who disappeared with her on Wednesday.

Instead, those people -- the girl's mother and brother and family friend -- are still missing.

Sarah Maynard is hospitalized in good condition.

Matthew Hoffman, who lives in the home where she was found, is in custody on kidnapping charges. Authorities are hoping he can lead them to the three missing people.

Police say Hoffman lives about 10 miles from the home of the girl and her family, but that his mother and stepfather have a home near where the family lives.

They say the case is more alarming because an unusual amount of blood was found at the home of Sarah's mother.

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