Vigil Planned For Missing Logan Mom


UPDATED: Tuesday March 29, 2011 7:46 AM
Community members are planning a vigil on Monday night for a missing mother of three who has not been heard from in almost a week.

Police said Summer Inman was kidnapped on Tuesday night by her estranged husband and his parents, 10TV's Glenn McEntyre reported.

Inman, 25, was abducted from an alley behind a bank she was cleaning.

The three people charged in Inman's disappearance; her estranged husband, William A. Inman, 26, and his parents, William A. Inman, 47, and Sandra Inman, 46, remained in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail.  The three were charged with kidnapping after being arrested on Thursday night at their home in Jackson County.

Community members will gather at Worthington Park in downtown Logan to pray for Inman's safe return.

SLIDESHOWS: Bank Surveillance Images Of Summer Inman | Images From Report

On Monday evening, the FBI said it appears that the car the Inmans were driving was spotted at a Cleveland salvage yard on Wednesday morning between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The white Ford Crown Victoria, believed to have been driven by William A. Inman, was at the Pearl Road Auto Wrecking and Salvage, on 5000 Pearl Road in Cleveland, he purchased a new set of tires.

William A. Inman put the new set of tires on the car before leaving the wrecking yard.

Later that day the tires that were removed from the Crown Victoria were purchased by another man in his 30s, who paid in cash. The FBI said the tires may be important evidence and asked for the public's help to identify the man who purchased them.

Investigators said they remain hopeful that Inman will be found alive, but said they are considering the possibility that she may have been seriously injured or killed.

On Sunday investigators used dogs to search Hocking, Perry, Morgan and Muskingum counties for any signs of Inman.

They said the search area was based on tips received from the public and the known locations the three suspects in Inman's disappearance had traveled.

The searches did not turn up any clues or signs of Inman, McEntyre reported.

Investigators have not said whether they are providing any information on Inman's whereabouts, McEntyre reported.

The arrests of Summer Inman's estranged husband and her in-laws left many people shocked, but those who know them called them strange and scary.

Until June, Summer lived with her husband and his parents at a Vinton County home.

Neighbors said the family appeared who subservient to, and fearful of, William A. Inman and that Summer Inman and her mother-in-law were rarely seen outside of the home.

In court documents, Summer Inman claimed that her husband would "physically take her car keys, wallet and cell phone from her to leave her captive" at home.
    
Her father-in-law, William A. Inman, had dreams of turning his home into what he called "Mercy Ranch," a second chance for the homeless and wayward.

Neighbors said he went door to door, soliciting them for money to fund the idea.
    
They said one of the people the Inmans took in was Summer Inman's current boyfriend.

In December, Summer Inman and her boyfriend returned to the home with a sheriff's deputy, to retrieve some belongings.

According to the sheriff's office, William A. Inman threatened to shoot his daughter-in-law's new boyfriend.

He struggled with the deputy, and ended up pleading guilty to aggravated menacing, resisting arrest, and persistent disorderly conduct, McEntyre reported.

As the search for Summer Inman continued, community members were preparing for a vigil in her honor.

Family, friends and community members tied pink ribbons throughout downtown Logan, to show support for Summer Inman's family, 10TV's Tanisha Mallett reported.

Laurie Mowery helped volunteers decorate the park for the vigil.

"I couldn't imagine," Mowery said. "For her parents, for her children. I am at a loss for words I just can't imagine this happening."

Summer Inman married her now estranged husband in 2004. She has three children, all under the age of 5.

Summer Inman is 5 feet 3 inches tall, 120 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.  She was last seen wearing jeans and a dark T-shirt with white writing.  

Investigators said they continue to receive tips from the public and urged anyone with information on Inman's whereabouts to contact the Logan police department at 866-693-9171.

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March 27, 2011: Investigators, K9s Search 4 Counties For Missing Logan Mom
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March 25, 2011: Missing Woman's Husband, In-Laws Charged With Kidnapping
March 24, 2011: 3 Arrested In Kidnapping Of Logan Mom
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