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Officials plan autopsy to ID body found on banks of Mahoning River in Struthers

Published: Sun, April 8, 2012 @ 6:09 p.m.

Officials plan autopsy to ID body found on banks of Mahoning River in Struthers

Staff report


An autopsy is planned for Monday morning on the body found on the banks of the Mahoning River on Saturday.

Dr. Joseph Ohr, medical examiner with the Mahoning County Coroner’s Officer, said that the body of a man was found Saturday afternoon by two men fishing at the Mahoning River.

Ohr said the fishermen were in Struthers on the northern shore of the river and saw the body when they crossed a bridge over to the southern shore.

“He had washed up on the shore, and the two fishermen were on the north shore and one came across the bridge,” Ohr said.

“There was a fallen tree that was partially in the river, and beneath the tree was the body face down.”

The fishermen called Struthers police, who are investigating with the coroner’s office.

Ohr said the body was so badly decomposed that an age or race couldn’t be immediately determined but the man has short, dark brown hair and no facial hair.

An autopsy, full X-Ray and dnetal examination will be performed Monday, Ohr said.


144509resident(46 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

wonder if it was the man who owned the restaurant on belmont avenue in youngstown and went missing months ago

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2bmanresident(607 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

I doubt it's that guy. It is crazy how dead bodies just appear in Struthers. That's such a small sleepy little town that doesn't have any crime at all :)

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3bookgirl(29 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

I wouldn't be surprised if it is Jim Donofrio. Poor soul whoever he is.

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4Aware(255 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

I'm considering 44509 might be correct...

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5VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Struthers is downstream via the Mahoning River, so anything that falls into the water in Youngstown will pass through Struthers on the river's way to New Castle and the Beaver River.

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6lefty83(313 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

I hope this ends the avalon mystery.It is just sad altogether.r.i.p........

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7bmanresident(607 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

This is too much. Boardman is worried about kids having a fight, but Struthers is turning up DEAD bodies!!!

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8reallytired(84 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

hey bmanresident,, want to compare dead bodies turning up in boardman vs struthers??? or the murder rate of both towns?? boardman 12 struthers o . this man floated down from youngstown!! boardman kills their own!

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9Aryek(3 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

That man, was my old friend Jonathan :'-( He was reported missing on Dec 2011. He's from Puerto Rico, and 28 years old. That notice really shocked me, and I am so sorry... I really love him... I miss him. Wish I know something more about what really happened and about the autopsy results... He had family there, at Youngstown and Cleveland. But, the family don't want real friends to know anything, like if something really mysterious is hidden behind this...

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