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Body of man missing for nearly a month found in wooded area of Springfield Township

Posted at 1:00 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 13:00:11-05

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A man walking his dog found a body in a heavily wooded area in Springfield Township Sunday; the body was identified as a man who had been missing for nearly a month.

At about 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, officers were dispatched to a wooded area behind the 2200 block of Lee Road in Springfield Township, according to a news release from Springfield Township police. A citizen walking his dog discovered the deceased man on a trail in the woods. Officer confirmed the location, then notified detectives and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. The scene was investigated and the body was moved to the medical examiner’s office.

On Monday, the body was identified as 42-year-old Lars Bias of Akron, police said. Bias had last been seen on Feb. 7 at Cougarz Sports Bar in Coventry Township. The cause of death is pending an autopsy and toxicology results. There were no noticeable signs of foul play when the body was discovered.

The death is still under investigation, and anyone with information is encouraged to call Springfield Township police at 330-734-4106.