Body found after fire in Rootstown home

Posted at 6:41 AM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 10:51:17-04

The Portage County Sheriff's Office is investigating a "suspicious death" after a man's body was found following a fire in a Rootstown Township home.

According to the sheriff's office, the victim was found lying face down on a bedroom floor of a home on Smith Avenue.

His name has not been released. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Authorities said they are treating the case as a homicide, but have not ruled out the possibility of a suicide.

BCI is also assisting with the investigation.

No additional details were available.