The search for a mother of three young children, 25 year old, Summer Inman, has stretched to 4 counties in Ohio, Hocking, Perry, Morgan and Muskingum, and authorities are asking the citizens of those counties to please check their land and buildings for any signs of her.
According to a press conference by Logan County Law Enforcement:
“By each citizen checking their own property, including any outbuildings, fields, nearby streams or park grounds, the area searched is multiplied exponentially,” the Logan Police Department said in a press release.
“Investigators encourage the public to continue focusing on those areas close to a roadway, or near bridges and overpasses, for any signs of recent suspicious activity or clothing similar to those worn by Summer at the time of her abduction,” the police department report continued. “If anything is found, please do not touch it, merely back off, note the location, and contact the Logan Police Department immediately at 740-385-6868.”In June, 2010, Summer filed for divorce from her husband, William Inman, and, according to her Facebook account, she was in a new relationship with Adam Peters. As in many cases when a marriage has gone sour and custody issues arise, Summer faced a set of circumstances she was not quite prepared for.
Like most women leaving a relationship, Summer probably felt a certain sense of security by procuring an attorney, thinking that act would keep her safe from the man who, according to records, threatened her life, as well as Adam Peter's life, and held her captive more than once. Three children under the age of 5 are at stake, an abusive husband using them as leverage in the divorce, fighting for custody, using the power and control tactics seen so often.
Summer Inman is most likely a victim of intimate partner homicide. Her estranged husband, along with his parents, have been arrested and are in custody and charged with kidnapping. Summer worked as a janitor at the Century National Bank in Logan, Ohio, and eye witnesses reported 2 men and a woman forcing Summer into a vehicle just outside at approximately 11pm the night she vanished.
What kind of a family unites to do evil in such a way? What motivation would the Inmans have to kidnap Summer other than to do something harmful to her? Summer Inman most likely wished to have a better life for her and her three children, a life without abuse, a life without someone demeaning her and demanding from her, and a life where her children could grow up without seeing their mother in a fearful state.
Summer, like so many others, didn't realize that ending that relationship would put her in so much danger, she probably felt like she knew the man she married well enough to handle the situation, but sadly, she did not realize the risks.
Time is passing by quickly and Summer has yet to surface; this doesn't bode well for a safe return. Three little ones are wondering where there mother is, not getting tucked in tonight, not getting that goodnight kiss.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Inman is asked to call the Logan Police Department at 740-385-6868.