The Doe Network:
Case File 1829DMOH

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Aaron Cody Stepp
Missing since March 11, 1997 from Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Stepp was last seen playing in a neighbor's backyard on Hosack Street at approximately 19:00, in Columbus, Ohio on March 11, 1997.

Police do suspect foul play in Aaronís case. It has been reported that Aaron had not been seen by family members for many months prior to his reported disappearance in March 1997. His aunt was Aaronís legal guardian at the time of his disappearance. Aaronís mother, Robin, was released from prison the day after Aaron was reported missing. While still in prison, Robinís sister and mother would not allow her to speak to her son when she called.

Police were unable to compile evidence that Aaron even lived in the home. After his disappearance was reported, an investigation of the home had no clothing, toys, or pictures of the boy.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Columbus Police Department
Missing Persons Unit

Agency Case Number: 252937

NCMEC #: NCMC830065

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Ohio's Missing Children Clearinghouse
SPOTLIGHT Aaron Cody Stepp
Columbus Police Department

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