April 20th, 2010
01:16 PM ET

Missing mom seen with mystery man


UPDATE: According to the Xenia Police Department, officials have located Tiffany Tehan in the Miami Beach, Fla. area. Tehan had been missing since Saturday night. She is safe now and has been in contact with her family, according to police. Tehan was found with Tre Hutcherson and is no longer considered missing.

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Gabriel Falcon
AC360° Writer

Police searching for a missing Ohio mother have released surveillance video showing the woman with an unknown man. Authorities said Tiffany Tehan, 31, who never returned from shopping Saturday, was seen several times during March and April with the unidentified male companion at a local convenience store.

“The male subject is not known to Tiffany’s family and friends, said the Xenia Police Department in a statement released today. Investigators have labeled him a person of interest. Investigators said he is “known to drive a late model red Volkswagen beetle and sometimes has a German Shepherd dog inside the vehicle.”

Captain Scott Anger, of the Xenia Police Department, told CNN, the video suggests Tehan was familiar with the male companion.

“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," Capt. Anger said.

Tehan, who is married and has a one-year-old daughter, disappeared on Saturday morning after leaving the family’s home to go shopping for the day.

The Ford Explorer she was driving was found abandoned and with a flat tire early Sunday near a skate park in nearby Kettering, Ohio, police said.

“Her being gone is totally out of character by everybody’s account,” Capt. Scott Anger of the Xenia Police told CNN. “These are unusual circumstances and we do have some concerns for her safety.”

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

“Right now family and friends have concerns that there could be some type of foul play,” Capt. Anger said, “because nobody has any other explanation.

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.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Xenia Police at 937-372-9901.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. AJ

    Am I missing something? How do people know that these pictures were taken before she dissapeared?

    April 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm |
  2. JoJo

    I hope that she is safe. Since no family members recognizes him, maybe she was having an affair, but none the less it is not safe to say that she just ran off with this person. Hopefully this story doesn't end in tragedy.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  3. Josephine Martinez

    yea, they didn't say what dates that surveillance was taken. that would help. =|

    April 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  4. Carol Toronto, Ontario

    This is strange. I can't see her taking a break from her young child. So many scenarios run through my mind.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm |
  5. lisa

    I wonder if her computer has been searched.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm |
  6. Jen

    I think her vehicle seems staged like she was kidnapped. But, my commom sense tells me she might have just run off with this guy. I agree with wtf. I'm seeing the same thing here. Especially since they have "met several times".

    April 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  7. KKKKKatie

    It looks to me as if she just ran away from home. They look like a normal couple. To bad that tons of resources are being used to search for her yet she doesn't seem to be in distress. 🙁

    April 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  8. Am

    I don't think anyone should jump to any conclusions, and just pray for her safe return.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm |
  9. Bee

    Actually, this footage was taken prior to her disappearance, which leaves no indication that she left willingly.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  10. thatgirl

    i think she ran away with this guy and left her family behind.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
  11. mom

    the photos were taken before her disappearance .............so of course she does not look to be in distress.

    April 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  12. jeanne

    ok, the story says they were in this video in march and april, were they seen in this store since saturday? when i go shopping i usually get clothes or food, she got a man, a car AND a dog.....damm....another weird story.....

    April 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm |
  13. Babs

    She doesn't look to be in any distress on the photos. What a strange case.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
  14. denise

    i am hoping she is okay for the sake of her daughter and husband, if she left willingly then she is a sorry excuse for a mother

    April 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
  15. wtf

    Looks like she is taking a break from her life at the expense of the emotions of her friends and family.

    April 20, 2010 at 2:04 pm |