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Coroner: Body found in Massillon garage was dead for months

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Posted at 10:42 PM, Jun 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-12 10:10:22-04

The Stark County Coroner’s Office is investigating after a body found in a garage Saturday evening in Massillon.

According to officials, the victim was found lying down amid trash and other debris in an unattached garage on the 1300 block of Arapahoe Road Southeast. The garage appears to have been abandoned for years, officials said.

The victim appears to have died anywhere from 6 months to a year ago and there does not appear to be an apparent cause of death due to the decomposition of the body, authorities said.

A final determination will come when an autopsy is performed early next week.