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Man's body found in pond linked to carjacking



Published: Wed, July 15, 2009 @ 12:19 p.m.

STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Investigators believe a man whose body was discovered in a northeast Ohio golf course pond is the same person suspected in an attempted carjacking on the Ohio Turnpike.

State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Judy Neel said Wednesday that once the body's identity was established through fingerprints, a motorist identified a photo of the same man as his attacker.

Neel says the death of 38-year-old Floyd Robinson of Youngstown is considered an accidental drowning. An autopsy was done Tuesday.

The patrol says Robinson appeared to need assistance and was picked up by a motorist Thursday. The driver said an attempt was made to take his car. After a struggle, the suspect got out and ran toward Boulder Creek Golf Club in Streetsboro, where the body was found Monday.


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