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Sewer District employee working in sewer in Cleveland finds human remains, police say

Posted at 1:39 PM, Feb 02, 2022

CLEVELAND — An employee for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District working in a sewer near the border of Cleveland and East Cleveland made a grim discovery Wednesday when they came across what appears to be human remains.

The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating the incident.

According to Cleveland police, officers responded to the 16400 block of Euclid Avenue at around 11:45 a.m. for a report of a deceased person found inside a sewer. On scene, it was learned that the worker found the unidentified remains.

Police said the age and gender of the deceased person's remains are currently unknown.

The remains were handed over to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office for further examination.

Police said that the preliminary investigation indicates the person suffered a gun shot wound to the chest.

No arrests have been made at this time, nor has a person of interest been identified.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call police at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be provided by calling CrimeStoppers at 216-25-CRIME and a cash reward of up to $5,000 may be available.

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