Valerie and Doug Herrman have moved from persons of interest to suspects in the Adam Herrman missing persons case.
Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy confrims for KWCH the department is ready call Adam's adoptive parents suspects, but says no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.
According to Butler County Attorney Jan Satterfield, there is the potential for first degree murder charges.
Adam Herrman went missing from his Towanda home 10 years ago, but no one reported it until just last month. Several searches have been conducted in the last few weeks, but no human remains have been found.
In an earlier interview, Valerie Hermann said Adam ran away and after a few weeks they were too scared to report it.
Family members have come forward accusing the Herrman's of abusing Adam, but Valerie has denied those accusations. She did, however, admit to spanking him with a belt and making him sleep in the bathtub after finding knives in Adam's room.