Family, friends of missing woman hope for answers from park search

SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – As local, state and federal investigators continue their search for a woman reported missing last year, family members and friends are hoping they’ll find answers.

The FBI, Ohio BCI and Miamisburg Police shut down Sugarcreek MetroPark Tuesday to continue their search for 25-year-old Chelsey Coe of Miamisburg, who was reported missing in September 2017. With cadaver dogs seen at their side, they searched one of the last places Coe was seen.

“I would be very grateful to know where my daughter is,” said Shula Woodworth, Coe’s mother, who spoke with 2 NEWS by phone from Adams County.

Woodworth said she hasn’t seen her daughter in more than a year. Coe struggled with heroin addiction, she said, but wouldn’t just run off and cut off contact with her mother.

According to authorities, Coe was last seen leaving a friend’s house in August and hasn’t been heard from since.

“It’s been extremely stressful,” Woodworth said. “Not a day goes by where she’s not mentioned in one way or form or remembered.”

Coe is one of six women to go missing under similar circumstances within a 35-mile radius, according to officials.

The Sugarcreek MetroPark search comes two months after the FBI, Ohio BCI and Miamisburg Police dug at a property on Lower Miamisburg Road and questioned a strong person of interest.

“You just wonder,” said Rick Wilson, who was previously engaged to Chelsey Coe. “I’d just be sitting in my room and I’m just thinking scenarios of what’s going on.”

Wilson said he remains hopeful Coe will be found alive and urges anyone with information to come forward.

“They should say something and not be scared,” he said. “Come out and tell what you know.”

Sugarcreek MetroPark will close again at 6:30 a.m. and reopen at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, according to officials.

Woodworth said her family is trying to organize a fundraiser for a reward for any information connected to Chelsey’s disappearance.


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