He was last seen not far from the crime scene. A fourth victim was found at a home about a quarter of a mile away suffering from stab wounds to the neck and head.
The child has been entered in the National Crime Information Center as a missing, endangered child.
"The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says Holston is 4'8" tall, weighs 80 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
Law enforcement agencies throughout OH are searching for a 7-year-old boy that was abducted from a crime scene in Lawrence County.
Lawson was spotted by deputies driving a Blue Chevrolet truck around 12:30 a.m. and a pursuit ensued. Lawson crashed the vehicle into a ditch on SR 141 at CR 44S and fled on foot and he was lost in the woods.
No names of any of the victims have been released due to police trying to notify relatives.
He was last seen at a 15497 State Route 63 home on Wednesday.
Although it is not an Amber Alert, police believe the child is in danger.
As part of an ongoing investigation, The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is now attempting to locate Devin Holston.
Aaron Lawson, 23, of 15868 State Route 93, Pedro, Ohio, is listed as a person of interest in the case.
Anybody with information is asked to call the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office at 740-532-3525.
Lawson is described as being 5-feet-9-inches tall, 139 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
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