Body found in water at Canton park

Body found in water at Canton park

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - are investigating a body found in the water at Monument Park Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called around 4:30 p.m. to the 500 block of Washington Blvd. NW for a person down in Nimishillen Creek. Upon arrival, officers found the victim lying in the water approximately 6 feet from shore. The victim was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene by the Stark County Coroner's Office.

The victim has only been identified as a black or Hispanic male between 25-35 years old.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Canton Police Detective Bureau at 330-489-3144. Anonymous tips can also be sent through TIP411.

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