Police Tentatively Identify Body of Missing Man


Police in Tuscarawas County have tentatively identified a missing man found in the Tuscarawas River.

The Hispanic male had been previously reported missing to the New Philadelphia Police Department in September.

Family members were notified and they believe the clothing found on the body belongs to their loved one.

Police hope more conclusively identify the individual using fingerprints and or other scientific methods before releasing the name.

Police say there are no obvious signs of foul play and an autopsy will be preformed to help identify the cause of death.

The family says they last saw the man on September 24th and reported him missing on September 26th.

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