Wednesday, Nov 10:
Tina Herrmann (center) and her children, Sarah and Kody (right) Maynard, vanish. Stephanie Sprang (left), a family friend, also disappears.
Thursday, Nov. 11: Tina Herrmann is reported missing after failing to show up for work. Her children are also absent from school.
Thursday, Nov. 11:
Herrmann's pickup is found parked at Kenyon College, located in Gambier, a few miles from the family's home in Howard. The school is locked down as a precaution.
Friday, Nov. 12:
As search efforts continue, investigators release new information about what was found in Tina Herrmann's home, including blood in two locations.
Saturday, Nov. 13:
Family, friends and volunteers join law enforcement in searching portions of Knox County. Nothing substantial is found.
Sunday, Nov. 14:
One of the missing, Sarah Maynard, 13, is found bound and gagged in the basement of a home on Old Columbus Road. The other three missing people are not found.
Sunday, Nov. 14:
Matthew Hoffman is arrested and charged with kidnapping Sarah Maynard. Authorities say he is uncooperative with their investigation.
Monday, Nov. 15:
Search teams focus their efforts on Foundation Park, located a short distance from the home where Sarah Maynard was found. Investigators are seen leaving the area with bags of evidence. Boats and helicopters are used in the search.
Tuesday, Nov. 16:
Facing a kidnapping charge, Matthew Hoffman appears in court and is ordered held on a $1 million bond. He says nothing during the bond hearing.
Wednesday, Nov. 17:
Search teams find a blue sweatshirt in the woods near the home of Tina Herrmann and her son, Kody Maynard. The sweatshirt is similar to what investigators say Kody was last seen wearing.
Thursday, Nov. 18:
Sheriff David Barber confirms that the remains of Tina Herrmann, Kody Maynard and Stephanie Sprang were found in a wooded area near Fredericktown.
Thursday, Jan. 6:
Matthew Hoffman pleads guilty to 10 charges in the case and is sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.