Beaver Twp. police investigating homicide; looking for witness

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BEAVER TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Police in Beaver Township are investigating the homicide of a man who was found at a home Wednesday night.

The body of Joseph Catullo, 50, was found inside a home in the 4000 block of Lesher Rd. around 5 p.m. Police haven’t said how Catullo died, but they say he was discovered by his brother on Wednesday.

“We were called yesterday… a brother had found his brother deceased at the brother’s residence and that appears to be a homicide,” said Beaver Township police Chief Carl Frost.

BCI, the Coroner’s Office and the Mahoning County Homicide task force are helping look for a potential witness.

That person is Gerald McMannis, 62. He is approximately 6’1” and 200 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. Police also released a photo of the man Thursday.

Witness of Beaver Township homicide

He is possibly driving a 2000 Ford F-150, originally white in color, but the vehicle has been spray-painted black and has a wooden bed. A potential registration on the vehicle is Ohio FTV-1534, according to police.

If you have any information, contact the Beaver Police Department at 330-549-5338.

The Beaver Police Department is being assisted in its investigation by Mahoning Valley law enforcement officials, including the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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