Person of Interest in Custody as Search for Missing Kenton Girl Continues

Written on November 12, 2021

A person of interest is in custody in connection to the disappearance of a 7 year old Kenton girl.

Trinity Hurt was last seen Wednesday evening at her home in the 600 block of South Leighton Street. She was reported missing Thursday morning.

At a press conference today, City of Kenton Police Chief Dennis Musser confirmed they have  a person of interest, “We have one person of interest in custody. Charges have not yet been filed, so I’m going to be reluctant to release the name at this point, but we do have someone in custody at the moment.”

 He stated that the person of interest is known by Trinity’s family but is not related.

 He added that a video circulating on social media that was captured by a neighbor’s surveillance camera is credible and is being used in the investigation.

He talked about where the investigation stands now, “At this point, the search of the immediate area has been completed, and we have expanded that to other parts of the city and areas outside the city based on our investigation. Also utilizing dog teams from ODNR and the Child Abduction Response Team, the U.S. Marshals, FBI, BCI and of course the Hardin and Logan Sheriff’s Offices, and we are filtering everything through the Hardin County Crime Task Force.”

Chief Musser added that the other children in the home are present and accounted for, and he said they are hoping Trinity is still alive and are conducting the investigation with the hope she will be found alive and well.

If you have any information on her whereabouts, call the police department at 419-673-0771 or the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office at 419-673-1268.


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