Body of man found buried in backyard of Massillon home positively identified

MASSILLON, Ohio - The Stark County Coroner's Office has positively identified the remains found buried behind Massillon home earlier this month.

The remains belong to Nicholas Stein, a man who was reported missing last year.

His remains were found inside a plastic tote that had been buried behind a home on 8th Street SW.

Investigators have charged 26-year-old Carl A. Spencer with his murder.

Spencer is currently being held in lieu of a $5 million bond in Stark County Jail.

A court date has not been set.

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