Boyfriend of Wendy Ralston, 'person of interest,' called police to report her and son missing

TALLMADGE, Ohio - Wendy Ralston's live-in boyfriend called police reporting Ralston and their 5-year-old son Peyton missing, according to police reports.

Daniel Tighe told police the two had been missing at 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 7, one minute after Ralston's mother filed a missing persons report in person at the Tallmadge Police Department.

The 39-year-old Tighe said that Wendy Ralston claimed they were going on vacation to an unknown place. Ralston had a protection order against him at one time, according to police

In a news conference Tuesday, Tallmadge police said Tighe is a "person of interest" but not a suspect in the case.

Lieutenant Ron Williams said there is a substantial amount of evidence involved in the deaths.

The two bodies were discovered Saturday in a wooded area near Stone Creek Drive. They have now been sent to an anthropologist at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. Investigators hope this expert will be able to answer questions like when and how Ralston and her son died.

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