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Funeral arrangements made for Harley Dilly

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 16:31:24-05

PORT CLINTON, Ohio — Funeral arrangements have been made for the 14-year-old Port Clinton boy who was found in the chimney of an unoccupied home near his residence on Monday after weeks of searching for him.

Harley Dilly was a freshman at Port Clinton High School.

According to his obituary, Harley would drop pennies while walking, as pennies from Heaven for other people. He would also volunteer to ring the bell for the Salvation Army every holiday season.

Harley also enjoyed sports, gaming, robotics, making YouTube videos and singing, the obituary states.

Harley's visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home at 216 Washington Street in Port Clinton.

Port Clinton Police Chief Robert Hickman said Harley Dilly was found lodged in the chimney of an unoccupied home just steps from the Dilly family home. Last seen walking to school, police said it appeared Harley climbed an antennae tower to the roof and entered the chimney.

His coat and glasses were found inside the home near a flue and on the second floor of the house.

Authorities said his death appeared to be accidental.

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