Man’s body found near dump­ster

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Zach Sr­nis

Elyria po­lice have iden­ti­fied the body of a man they found de­ceased near a dump­ster.

Jef­frey L. Liben­good, 45, who last lived in Elyria, was pro­nounced dead shortly af­ter 12:45 p.m. Oct. 11 af­ter his body was dis­cov­ered at 242 Chest­nut Com­mons Drive, ac­cord­ing to Elyria po­lice Capt. Chris Costantino.

Costantino said Liben­good was dis­cov­ered be­tween a dump­ster and a brick wall that con­ceals the dump­ster while an em­ployee of a nearby busi­ness was tak­ing out trash.

“Of­fi­cers found aerosol cans near the body, so we be­lieve he was ‘huff­ing,’ ” Costantino said. “Of­fi­cers were called for Liben­good Oct. 7 to the same area for do­ing the same thing.

“He was dis­ori­ented and taken to the hospi­tal. He was later dis­charged. Un­for­tu­nately, he went back to the same spot and again in­haled aerosol cans.”

Costantino said po­lice be­lieve the death is re­lated to the aerosol cans be­cause no signs of foul play were found at the scene.

“His fam­ily has been no­ti­fied, and we await the au­topsy to learn more,” he said.

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