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Akron police investigating a homicide of man set on fire; looking for information from the public

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 12:18:13-04

AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are looking for information regarding the death of a man they say was set on fire and sustained a blunt force head injury.

Akron detectives responded to the 2700 block of Manchester Road for a call about a man in cardiac arrest. Officers found a 59-year-old man, later identified as Gregory Brewster, behind a business on Sunday.

He was pronounced dead the scene. In an update on Wednesday, his death was being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 330-375-2490.