Person of interest in human trafficking case surrenders

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WCMH) — A man named as a person of interest relating to human trafficking in and around Ross County has turned himself in to police Thursday evening.

Chillicothe police said 36-year-old Ernest J. Moore aka “Dollar Bill” is currently being held at the Ross County Jail after a nationwide warrant was issued for his arrest.

Ross County deputies told NBC4 Moore was a person of interest in the drug trade and the human trafficking industry in the area. Officials have search for six missing women in the area, four who have been found deceased, dating back to 2014.

Anyone with information should contact the Missing Women’s Task Force at 740-774-FIND (3463),, the Ross County Sheriff’s Office at 740-773-1185, the Chillicothe Police at 740-773-1191, or Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers at 740-773-TIPS (8477).

NBC4 will have more on this arrest as information becomes available.

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