Family Suspected In Logan Mom's Disappearance 'Controlling,' 'Scary'


UPDATED: Tuesday March 29, 2011 10:44 PM

There was no sign on Tuesday of a Hocking County mother who has been missing for one week, and investigators continued to learn more about the family suspected of kidnapping her.

Summer Inman was kidnapped on March 22 from an alley behind a bank where she was working, 10TV's Glenn McEntyre reported.

Police said that Inman's estranged husband, William A. Inman II, and his parents, William A. Inman, 47, and Sandra Inman, 46, are responsible for her disappearance.

Investigators released new surveillance images on Tuesday that were taken at a car wash in Seven Hills, Ohio, south of Cleveland.

The Inmans stopped at the Blu Sonic Car Wash at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and were seen cleaning the interior of the car.

Investigators said William A. Inman was seen removing a police spotlight that was on the driver's side of the car and moving a temporary license plate from the front window to the rear bumper. 

"It is apparent the Inmans are trying to significantly alter the appearance of the vehicle in case there were witnesses to any of their actions," the FBI said.

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

 
Investigators said that they have information that the Inmans may have stopped at two other car washes in the McConnelsville are after leaving Logan.   More people were speaking out about what they called an attempt to make the women in the family subservient.

Neighbors and former friends said the Inman family was one that was ruled by William Inman, calling him "hyper," "controlling" and "scary," McEntyre reported.

Inman, 25, had been married to William A. Inman II, 26, since 2004 but the couple separated last year.
 
Since then, Inman was granted a civil protection order and filed for divorce.

In the documents, Inman claimed that her husband "threatened to kill" her if she ever "took the children from him."   She also said her husband would take her car keys, wallet and cell phone to leave her "captive" in the couple's home.

She also spoke of her in-laws, saying that she knew they would "gang up on me and try to get me to just work things out."

A friend of Sandra Inman who asked not to be identified said she missed her daughter-in-law and was "very distraught" over the break up of her son and Summer Inman.

She said that if Sandra Inman had any role in the kidnapping, "she was forced."

Neighbors said Sandra and Summer Inman were rarely seen outside of the home, and when they were, they were both dressed entirely in black.

A close friend said it became clear to her "that the men had taken over the women" in the family.     

Those who knew them said William A. Inman considered himself a religious leader and conducted church services in an outbuilding at their home.

Neighbors said he would often go door-to-door, soliciting donations for what he called "Mercy Ranch," a plan to turn his home into a place for the wayward and homeless.

William A. Inman and his parents remain in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail, after being arrested at their Jackson County home last week and charged with kidnapping.

There has been no sign of Summer Inman since her disappearance and the FBI said it is possible the mother of three was seriously injured or killed.

Logan police believe that the family went to Cleveland after Summer Inman's disappearance last week and was seen at salvage yard buying new tires for a Crown Victoria believed to have been used in the kidnapping, 10TV News reported.

Investigators were trying to track down a man who purchased the old tires from the facility.

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

Investigators said that 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 25, 2011: Missing Woman's Husband, In-Laws Charged With Kidnapping
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