Body found inside vacant house in Youngstown

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Youngstown police are investigating a possible homicide on the city’s east side. 

According to police, the body of a man was found about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday inside a vacant house in the 700 block of Willow Street. 

Capt. Brad Blackburn said it appears the body has been there for some time and there were apparent wounds on the victim.

Investigators are awaiting a coroner’s report to make a final determination but for right now, the death is being treated as a homicide. 

Police said the victim is a middle-aged black male, 6′ and 170 pounds, with a beard and mustache. They said he was wearing blue sweatpants and a black jacket with “Penguin Beer” printed on it. 

If anyone knows who the victim could be, contact the police at 330-742-8929 or Crime Stoppers at 330-746-CLUE.

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