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Austintown death investigated as a homicide, chief says



Published: Thu, January 20, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m.

AUSTINTOWN

A 76-year-old man was found dead in his basement early Wednesday.

Austintown Police Chief Bob Gavalier said the man’s wife found him at about 4:15 a.m.

There were no signs of contusions or trauma but police are treating the death as a homicide, he said. Gavalier said some items were taken from the man and from the Bentwillow Lane house.

Read more in Friday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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1kfromtheburbs(23 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

That hits close to home.

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2markm0027(1 comment)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I grew up in this neighborhood, and am sickened by what happened. I knew Mr. Shonn, and he was one of the nicest people I ever met.

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Shonn family. Rest in peace Mr. Shonn.

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3Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Ahh here we go with the inevitable decline of Austintown again.

I live in Boradman and this nothing to the cr8p out here .

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