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Rittman police investigating after body rolled in blanket found on side of Gish Road

Body Found Gish Road
Posted at 7:46 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 23:38:42-04

RITTMAN, Ohio — The Rittman Police Department is investigating after a person discovered a dead body on the side of the road Saturday evening.

Around 5 p.m., an individual was out walking on Gish Road when they spotted a dead body rolled up in a blanket off the side of the road, police said.

Officers responded to the scene and found the body of a male a few feet from the west side of Gish Road between Sunset Drive and Eastern Road.

The identity of the male is unknown at this time, police said.

The Wayne County Coroner’s Office and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were called to assist, according to police.

The case is in the beginning stages of investigation and police said they will provide more details as they become available.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call police at 330-925-8040.