Mother Of Charlotte Trego, Missing For 8 Months, Talks About Latest Disappearance

Shasta Himelrick is not the only Ross County woman who has gone missing.

Four other woman in that county – went missing this year, alone.

The family of Wanda Lemons said they have not heard from her since November 3. Lemons’ mother said it is unusual for her not to call during the holidays.

Investigators spoke to a friend of Lemon’s who said Wanda had gone to Texas with a truck driver.

Three other women all disappeared in the same month.

Last May Tameka Lynch was found dead in Ross County’s Paint Creek. Another woman Bethany Copas, was found alive but disoriented in Chillicothe.

Charlotte Trego disappeared the same month as those two and is still missing. Her mother said she knows the torment Himelrick’s family is going through, she has borne that same pain for eight long months.

She told NBC4 some of the women knew each other.

“Tomeka, Charlotte and Shasta knew each other,” Yvonne Boggs said. “Bethany Copas I am not sure about her, but I know she knew the other two.”

It is not uncommon for people hanging out in a city the size of Chillicothe to know each other. But Boggs said this is more than just a coincidence. “it is not like her disappear, to not call, not a word at all,” she said. “We talked on the phone two or three times a day.”

Boggs says a federal agent told her what may have happened to her daughter.

“I had talked to the FBI a while back and they said that they thought perhaps it was sex trade,” Boggs said.

The Ross County sheriff’s office did not respond to questions about human trafficking or the missing women knowing each other.

Boggs said she is heartbroken over another local woman’s disappearance.

“Oh it has been horrible there are nights that I don’t sleep, there days I cry, there is not a day that goes by that I don’t,” she said.

Boggs said she finds it hard to believe that five local women could go missing within a year.

“I just can’t understand it someone has to know something. Look at how many girls are missing look at how many died,” Boggs said.

The Ross County Coroner’s Office said Tameka Lynch died of a drug overdose. Boggs said her daughter also knew two other local women who both died of drug overdoses. Ross County court records show Himelrick was convicted of possession of drugs – heroin in May of 2013. She was sentenced to community control and jail. Investigators are not saying if drugs are involved with the three women still missing.

The family of Wanda Lemons said they have not heard from her since November 3rd. Lemons’ mother said it is unusual for her not to call during the holidays.

Investigators spoke to a friend of Lemon’s who said Wanda had gone to Texas with a truck driver.

If you have seen Lemons, Himelrick or Trego or know where they might be – Sheriff George Lavender is asking that anyone with information call his office at 740-773-1185 or Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers anonymously at 740-773-8477.

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