Sheriff Thomas Maurer in northeast Ohio's Wayne County said at a news conference Thursday that officers found two bodies in the basement of farmhouse, in what he described as a "gruesome scene."
Maurer identified the man wanted for questioning as the 32-year-old son of the couple who lived in the home. A news release later announced the man was taken into custody in the Beckley, W.Va., area.
Maurer said deputies had gone to the home near Mount Eaton after another son in Indiana reported he had not heard from his parents for days.
The Wayne County coroner did not immediately return a message Friday on whether the bodies have been identified.