Ross Co. investigators searching for person of interest in human trafficking

Ernest J. Moore AKA "Dollar Bill"

ROSS CO., Ohio (WCMH)– Police, deputies and the Missing Women task force members in Ross County are asking for help locating a person of interest in human trafficking in the area.

According to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, 36-year-old Ernest J. Moore aka “Dollar Bill” has a nationwide warrant for his arrest declaring him a parole violator at large.

UPDATE: Person of interest in human trafficking case surrenders

J. Moore AKA "Dollar Bill"

Ernest J. Moore AKA “Dollar Bill”

Deputies said Moore is a person of interest in the drug trade and the human trafficking industry in the area.

Moore is described as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 205 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Deputies said he is known to frequent areas of drug trade in the Ross County area and should be considered dangerous.

Diana Willet, the mother of missing woman Wanda Lemons, said she recognizes Moore’s face.

“Sometimes you just don’t forget faces. I remember people by faces more than I do by names and he looks very, very familiar,” she said.

“He just looks so familiar, like she’s been with him or been around in that area where he’s been, so it’s very, very scary.”

Yvonne Boggs, Charlotte Trego’s mother, said she also doesn’t know him personally. But–

“I know my daughter knows him.”

Trego is also still missing.

“I don’t think she wanted me to worry,” Boggs said. “She just told me that he was bad news, he was dangerous and she was scared of him. I said, ‘if you’re that scared of him, Charlotte, stay away.”

Anyone with information should contact the Missing Women’s Task Force at 740-774-FIND (3463), findme@rosssheriff.com, 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).

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