Parma man’s body found in Hunt­ing­ton

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - FRONT PAGE - Staff re­port

A 27-year-old Parma man was found dead Oct. 11 in a ditch in Hunt­ing­ton Town­ship, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

A 27-year-old Parma man was found dead Oct. 11 in a ditch in Hunt­ing­ton Town­ship, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the Lo­rain County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Passersby found the body of Corey Steven­son in a ditch on Pratt Road, east of Haw­ley Road, the re­lease said.

At about 8:17 a.m., the Sher­iff’s Of­fice and the South Lo­rain County Am­bu­lance Ser­vice were dis­patched to Pratt Road for a call for an un­re­spon­sive white male, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

The male was lo­cated in the ditch be­tween the road­way and a corn field and was pro­nounced dead upon the ar­rival of EMS and au­thor­i­ties on scene, the re­lease said.

The body showed no ap­par­ent trauma, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

Lo­rain County Coro­ner Dr. Stephen Evans said an au­topsy is on­go­ing and a cause of death has yet to be de­ter­mined. Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion is be­ing con­ducted by the Sher­iff’s Of­fice Detective Bureau.

Both Evans and Capt. Don Barker of the Detective Bureau stated the cir­cum­stances around the body’s lo­ca­tion in a ditch are sus­pi­cious, but no de­ter­mi­na­tions have been made.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the Sher­iff’s Of­fice at 440-323-1212 or the Detective Bureau at 440329-3742.

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