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Ohio community raises money for victims' families

HOWARD, Ohio (AP) - Residents in a small Ohio community devastated after the bodies of two women and an 11-year-old boy were found in a tree are raising money for the victims' families.

A restaurant called the Breezy Bay in Howard is hosting an auction Sunday. The general manager says people have donated bicycles, tools and an antique gas pump to the auction.

The proceeds will benefit Sarah Maynard, who was found bound and gagged in the basement of an unemployed tree-cutter days before the bodies of her mother, Tina Herrmann; brother, Kody Maynard; and family friend, Stephanie Sprang, were found in garbage bags inside a hollow tree.

 The money will also go to Sprang's children.

The tree-trimmer has been charged with one count of kidnapping and is being held in the county jail. He's also suspected in the murders.

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