Austintown death investigated as a homicide, chief says


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.

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