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Matthew John Hoffman, pictured at left in his booking photo from Routt County Jail in 2006. At right is a more recent photo of the 30-year-old Ohio man arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl. The bodies of the girl's brother, mother and mother's friend have been found.

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Former Steamboat resident suspected in deaths of 3 in Ohio

Former Steamboat resident suspected after 3 bodies found in tree

An unemployed tree-trimmer, once a Steamboat Springs resident, arrested after a teenage girl was found bound and gagged in his basement pointed the way Thursday to the bodies of her brother, mother and another woman, stuffed into gar­­bage bags and hid­­den in a hollow tree, authorities said.

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$1M bond set for suspect with Steamboat ties in Ohio kidnapping case

Neighbors and acquaintances of Matthew Hoffman never knew what to make of him. He was controlling, peculiar and smart in a scary way, they said. The 30-year-old, who spent six years in a Colorado prison before returning to Ohio, is charged with kidnapping a 13-year-old girl who was found bound and gagged in his basement. A judge Tuesday set his bond at $1 million.

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Man convicted of arson in Steamboat is suspect in Ohio kidnapping case

Authorities in Ohio continued to search Monday night for three missing people connected to a 13-year-old girl who was found bound and gagged in the basement of a man with Steamboat Springs ties. Matthew John Hoffman is in custody in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

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