Body found in Akron woods ID'd as missing man

Posted: 4:54 PM, Sep 25, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-25 16:54:51-04

The body of a man found in an Akron woods Thursday has been identified as 26-year-old missing Barberton man James McNeal, the Summit County Medical Examiner confirmed.

Akron police are now investigating the man's death as a homicide. 

According to the Medical Examiner's Office, the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. 

The man was found before 10:30 a.m. on Kenmore Boulevard and Theodore Street.