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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Body Found in Ashland Cemetery Creek Identified as Local Resident

The Ashland County Coroner's Office has released the identity of the individual whose body was discovered in the Ashland Cemetery creek yesterday evening. Identified as Brent Hayton, a 48-year-old white male from Ashland County, the deceased was found in the creek behind the Ashland Town Creek.


Ashland County Coroner's Office investigator Jenny Taylor reported that they received the call at approximately 5:33 pm on April 8, 2024. According to a press release issued by the office, the body was discovered in the creek.


The deceased has been transferred to the Lucas County Coroner's Office for autopsy procedures. However, details surrounding the circumstances of the death remain scarce, as the investigation is actively being pursued by the Ashland Police Department.


Despite repeated inquiries, Ashland Police have refrained from releasing any statements regarding the discovery. Concerns regarding potential foul play or implications for the community remain unanswered, heightening curiosity and apprehension among local residents.


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