Steven Sturgill Jr., 36, and Chrystal Burchett, 39, had gone camping in Morgan County about three weeks ago, the sheriff’s office said, and had not been heard from since.
Morgan County deputies and Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources personnel launched a search for the couple in the Equine Area of the Appalachian Hills Wildlife Area, where they found a vehicle and trailer belonging to the couple.
A further search of the surrounding woods found the bodies of Sturgill and Burchett in separate locations Tuesday morning, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said. Their deaths were determined to be homicides.