Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner called to East Cleveland after foul odor leads to body

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - A body was found in a car port in East Cleveland Friday morning.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner was called to the area of Hayden and Shaw avenues. East Cleveland police said the body was brought to their attention after residents in the area reported a strong, foul odor.

Officers executed a search warrant at the nearby apartments and took one person into custody, police said.

East Cleveland police also said the body was wrapped, but did not elaborate.

Later on Friday, East Cleveland City Councilman Mansell Baker released the following statement:

"It is with great sadness that the Council members of East Cleveland, once again, are made aware of the senseless taking of a precious human life in our City. We have every confidence that our Police Department will handle this tragedy with the utmost respect for the families of the individuals involved and come to a quick resolution for the sake of the families. We, the members of Council, extend our condolences to their families at this time."

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