14-year-old missing after father was fatally shot in front of him

Jacob Caldwell, 14, has been missing from Sugarcreek Township, Ohio since August 21, 2017.  The authorities are stating that Jacob witnessed his father, Robert Caldwell’s murder.  Robert was fatally shot the afternoon of Aug. 15 outside an office building at Linden Avenue and Woodman Drive.  Jacob along with his two brothers witnessed the shooting.  The suspect in the case, Sterling H. Roberts, 34, is in custody awaiting extradition from South Carolina, where he fled from Ohio authorities, reports WHIO News.

A video shows Jacob outside the Walmart in Sugarcreek Township on August 21, the day of his father’s funeral, where it appeared he was waiting for a ride.

The authorities also told the media that Jacob’s mother has not been helpful in searching for her son.  She told the police to contact her attorney if they want to talk to her, reports WDTN news.

Jacob has is 5’2″ tall, 100 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.


Call Sugarcreek Township Police (937) 848-6161 if you have any information on Jacob Caldwell.

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