Stories tagged with: Ellis Dam

June 4, 2012 - 10:08pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

One year after a tragedy, a family is still looking for closure.

"We need everybody's prayers, so we can find out what really happened to my grandson," said Anthony Tullius's grandmother Susan Miller.

No one will ever know for sure what happened that day.  Three-year-old Ayden Cecil and two-year-old Anthony Tullius disappeared from their campsite here at Ellis Dam.  Ayden's body was found in the Muskingum River shortly after the search began, but Anthony has...

June 3, 2012 - 11:44pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

Monday is the one year anniversary of a tragedy at Ellis Dam in Dresden.

Three-year-old Ayden Cecil and two-year-old Anthony Tullius disappeared from their campsite.  Ayden's body was found in the Muskingum River shortly after the search began, but Anthony has never been found.

Ayden's stepmother Stephanie LeMaster told WHIZ that the family is holding a balloon release Monday at 7 p.m. at Ellis Dam.  A preacher will lead the ceremony, and dozens of balloons...

September 2, 2011 - 2:35pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The case of the death and disappearance of half-brothers Ayden Cecil and Anthony Tullius will go in front of a Grand Jury.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the case was sent to Prosecutor Mike Haddox for review nearly 2 weeks ago. He said Haddox has assembled a list of witnesses and will present the case next Wednesday.

2-year-old Anthony Tullius and 3-year-old Ayden Cecil were last seen June 4th camping at Ellis Dam with their mother and step-father, Kasey and...

June 14, 2011 - 4:21pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

Family, friends and well-wishers, extended their condolences, and gathered to remember, 2-year-old, Anthony (A.J.) Tullius and 3-year-old, Ayden Cecil at a service on Tuesday morning, at Bolin Dierkes Funeral Home.

The half-brothers went missing from their Ellis Dam Camp site over a week ago. The Grandmother of A.J Tullius, Susan Miller, still remembers the night of the accident. She said, the mother, Kasey Klein, was too distraught to speak.

"I think now it's...

June 6, 2011 - 5:27pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

The search will continue for a two year old boy who has been missing from a camp where his 3-year-old half-brother drowned near Ellis Dam Saturday. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says while the primary search was called off Sunday, a secondary search is now underway using volunteers who will be searching the Muskingum River south of Zanesville Monday. Malta/McConnelsville Fire fighters will be looking between Rokeby Lock and McConnelsville. Officials say two year old Anthony Joseph...

June 4, 2011 - 5:56pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

A weekend camping trip to Ellis Dam turned into a nightmare for one local family.

An Ellis Dam camper, Gerald Dunaway, woke up Saturday morning to knocks on his camper door. The Sheriff said, two children are missing. Police say, at about 9:45AM a 911 call was received. Two step-brothers, a 2 year-old and a 3 year-old, had been playing by the water when they went missing. A search team was called in, where authorities said, two scent dogs, brought in from Youngstown,...

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