Woman charged with obstructing justice


BLOOMINGBURG — Detectives with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) have charged Theresa Sayre with obstructing justice related to statements made during the course of the investigation into the disappearance and death of her daughter, Naomi Sayre.

Twenty-one-year-old Naomi Sayre was reported missing by her mother, Theresa Sayre, back on March 5, just after her mother allegedly claimed Naomi ingested medication that was not prescribed to her, and left their home of 50 Midland Ave., Bloomingburg, at approximately 4 a.m.

Two-and-a-half weeks later, on March 22 at 12:38 a.m., Theresa Sayre reported to the FCSO that she found her daughter’s body in an upstairs closet in the Sayres’ Bloomingburg residence. Theresa claimed to have found Naomi’s body herself when she initially reported it to authorities, but after further investigation, FCSO detectives discovered inconsistencies in Theresa’s story.

According to FCSO Lt. John M. Warnecke, a male with a warrant out of Greene County was found hiding on the Sayre property. After being questioned, Theresa Sayre allegedly admitted to authorities that she had not told the truth about how Naomi’s body was found on March 22. Theresa had not, in fact, found the body — instead, the wanted male initially found Naomi’s body, and in the time between the call made to the FCSO and their arrival, the male hid himself on the property.

Theresa Sayre was issued a summons for the misdemeanor charge late last week and was subsequently booked and released from the Fayette County Jail.

According to authorities, it is still unknown as to what caused Naomi’s death, and the department is still waiting on the autopsy results from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. However, deputies said the preliminary investigation did not indicate homicide, so a person of interest is not currently being investigated.

When asked about new information on the case, FCSO Chief Deputy David “Andy” Bivens said, “Right now there is more unknown than there is known, but our deputies are following up on every tip we receive.”

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact Det. Charles Kyle at [email protected].

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