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Man identified in missing Ohio mother case

From Gabriel Falcon, CNN
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Mom vanishes after shopping spree
  • Person of interest identified in case of Tiffany Tehan, who went missing on Saturday
  • Authorities say Tre B. Hutcherson seen with Tehan on surveillance video
  • Police classify case as suspicious, won't rule out possibility that Tehan is in danger
  • Missing Persons
  • Ohio

(CNN) -- Police have released the name of a man who may know something about an Ohio mother who went missing while on a weekend shopping trip.

The man police are looking for was identified by authorities Tuesday as Tre B. Hutcherson, who police said has also been missing for several days.

Police said Hutcherson was seen in surveillance video footage with Tiffany Tehan in March and April at a local convenience store.

Tehan, a 31-year-old mother of a 1-year-old girl, disappeared Saturday morning after leaving the family's home to go shopping for the day.

The Ford Explorer she was driving was found abandoned with a flat tire the next day near a skate park in Kettering, police said.

Hutcherson was not someone Tehan's family and friends know, police said. However, the video suggests Tehan may be familiar with him, said Xenia police Capt. Scott Anger.

"Those pictures would indicate that they know each and that they been seen on more than one occasion and the information that we received is that they've been seen at that location on multiple occasions," Anger said Tuesday.

Anger said Tehan's disappearance is "totally out of character by everybody's account."

Authorities have classified the investigation as suspicious and won't rule out the possibility that Tehan is in danger.

"These are unusual circumstances, and we do have some concerns for her safety," Anger said.

The Patterson Park Church, where Tehan and her husband are members, has been leading a volunteer search effort for the missing woman.

"We've actually been sending out people with flyers in the area in which she was last seen," said Pastor Joe Godwin. "We probably printed somewhere about the neighborhood of 4,000 flyers."

Godwin said Tehan attends a church class for married couples and is the daughter of a pastor.

"We, as a church, obviously are very concerned for one of our own family members," he said, "It's hit very close to home."