2 men held on $1M bonds on murder charges

YOUNGSTOWN — Bond was set at $1 million each for two Youngstown men charged in the July 1 aggravated murder of a person burned beyond recognition in the back of a vehicle on the East Side.

Julius E. Kimbrough, 43, and Dawond T. Roddy, 34, were arraigned Friday on the charges and ordered held in the Mahoning County jail on $1 million bond each.

Police arrested the two Wednesday in connection with the death of a person on the 3300 block of McGuffey Road on July 1.

The fire department was called to the location for a brush fire, but discovered a sport utility vehicle in the woods fully engulfed in flames.

While extinguishing the fire, firefighters discovered a body in the rear cargo area of the vehicle.

The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the victim’s identity, but police believe it is the vehicle owner.



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