Published On: Fri, Jan 20th, 2017

Ohio: Jeremy Lesh identified as body found dead from ‘brutal attack’

The Wayne County Sheriffi’s Office has identified the body found near Doylestown, Ohio which investigators have labeled as the victim of a “brutal attack.”

Jeremy Dean Lesh, 44, is from Perry Township in Stark County. Lesh was reported missing by his family on January 14th.

Deputies and agents from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, as well as the Wayne County Coroner’s Office, responded to the scene after Lesh’s body was discovered Sunday afternoon near Clinton road behind Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church and School.

 The autopsy revealed more details about the stabbing.
Wayne County Coroner Dr. Amy Joliff said blood wasn’t found near the body, so it was clear Lesh was killed somewhere else and then his body was dumped in the woods in Chippewa Township just outside of Doylestown.”We know he was killed by a brutal attack,” said Captain Doug Hunter from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.

“Someone had tried to disguise it hurriedly, put a dead tree over it and leaves,” Victoria Hammer said of finding the body. “He looked as if someone had beaten him.”

Officials confirmed that the body is not that of Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron. He has been missing from Medina County since mid-December.

Investigators returned to the woods to search for a possible murder weapon.

The last time the family saw Lesh was at Christmas.

photo Gerd Altmann via pixabay




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