Police said they received a report around 8:30 a.m. Thursday from roommates that Ho was missing under suspicious circumstances from their apartment on Morning Glory Circle.
Others who lived in the house told police Ho was missing under suspicious circumstances, with his car, suitcase and a mattress missing and his glasses and shoes left behind, according to the incident report. McKinney said police believe Ho was killed at the apartment.
A roommate reportedly told detectives she noticed the trash was missing from the trash can Thursday morning and police said there was a smell of bleach in the garage, where bleach bottles were found in the recycling bin. They also reported seeing blood spatter on the garage floor, according to a police report.
“Roommates of … Ho reported that he had sent strange texts to them at 2:45 a.m. and failed to show up at work that morning in Miamisburg,” McKinney said. Police believe Higgins, not Ho, sent the strange text messages, he said.
Police spent the day looking for Ho and notified other agencies to watch for him and his car.
Law enforcement officials in Kettering found Ho’s vehicle there around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Blood was found in the vehicle, according to the Troy police report.
McKinney said Higgins’ interview “led to key pieces of evidence being recovered.”