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Press Release
July 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          

Positive Identification Made of Sierah Joughin

(WAUSEON, Ohio)—Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller announced today that
 positive identification has been made of Sierah Joughin, through fingerprint
 identificationfrom the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). 
The Coroner’s autopsy report is pending additional testing.   Additionally, an
aggravated murder charge has been filed with the Fulton County Eastern District Court against the suspect, James D. Worley.  

This investigation continues to remain active and ongoing.  

A Message from Sheriff Miller:  

“We are aware that there are many rumors floating around social media and
news media.  I urge you to not read into them to make your own conclusions. 
Consider Sierah and her family, put yourself in their situation.  This investigation
 is not over, we are still following up on leads, conducting interviews and looking
into all angles of the case.  It is not a quick or easy process.  There are things we
will not be able to release at times to protect the integrity of the investigation. 
Please allow us to follow the process and bring justice for Sierah Joughin and
her family.  Additional information may be released when it is appropriate and

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, BCI and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Cleveland Division, Toledo Resident Agency continue to work on this case.
  They encourage anyone with information that could help investigators to
 contact the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office at 419-335-4010 ext. 8 or the
(BCI) at 1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446).  



July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016

AGO: Jill Del Greco: 614-301-1827

FCSO: Toni Schindler: 419-388-6222
FBI: Vicki Anderson: 216-522-1400

Authorities Request Information on Disappearance of Ohio Woman

(WAUSEON, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Stephen Anthony are asking for assistance from the public for tips regarding the disappearance of a Metamora woman. 

Sierah Joughin, 20, was last seen Tuesday evening riding her bicycle near Evergreen High School and her bike was later found on County Road 6. 

James Worley, 57, was arrested today on a charge of abduction in connection with her disappearance, but Sierah has not yet been found. 

In addition to any information regarding Sierah's disappearance, authorities are specifically interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen a motorcyclist wearing a black open-faced, no-shield helmet (not a skull cap) riding on County Road 6 near County Road T and/or County Road S between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July, 19. 

Anyone with information should contact the Fulton County Sheriff's Office at 419-335-4010 ext. 8 or the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) at 1-855-BCI-OHIO (224-6446). 

There is currently a reward of up to $100,000 being offered by an anonymous donor(s) for information leading to Sierah's whereabouts. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, along with BCI and the FBI. Several other state and local authorities have also assisted in the case. 

Attorney General DeWine has also authorized that evidence submitted to the BCI crime laboratory for testing in connection with this case to be given priority.




Sheriff Roy Miller reports that on January 27, 2015, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office received a call of suspicious activity on US 20 ALT near County Road 5. Deputies were given a description of the vehicle which was located in a business drive East of Delta, Swancreek Township. During a joint investigation, Deputies and Delta Police Officers found the suspects’ vehicle was reported stolen out of Montpelier. Five suspects were then arrested on various charges and warrants as follows: Schuylar Winkler, age 21, of Defiance, arrested on a parole violation; Kylie Cranson, age 19, of Bryan, arrested on possession of drug instruments; Misty Lane, age 28, of Edgerton, arrested on an out-of-county warrant; Tristen Reynolds, age 22, of West Unity, arrested for possession of drug instruments; and James Black, age 18, of Bryan, was arrested for breaking and entering. The arrests led to the Multi Area Narcotics Unit being called and the discovery of an active meth lab at 424 Rulf Street, Defiance. The Multi Area Narcotics Unit dismantled multiple meth labs at the residence. The M.A.N. Unit was assisted at the scene by Defiance Police Department and Defiance City Fire Department.

More charges are likely after the prosecutor reviews the case.

Mugshot photos of the individuals are available at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio website: ccnoregionaljail.org