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Cleveland man found shot, killed in woods near Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Investigators say Matthew Dunmire died of a gunshot wound to the head
Updated: Mar. 14, 2021 at 1:09 PM EDT
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VALLEY VIEW, Ohio (WOIO) - A Cleveland man was found dead on March 9 in the woods near the Terra Vista Natural Study Area in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Matthew John Dunmire, 31, died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office.

Matthew John Dunmire
Matthew John Dunmire(Courtesy of Alicia Taylor)

The homicide is being investigated by the Valley View Police Department, Cleveland FBI and National Park Service Investigative Branch.

Family and friends say they are in shock.

“He didn’t deserve that whatsoever,” said friend Andrew Murphy. ”He just went missing. He was supposed to hang out with some people and the last words I heard from him were ‘I’ll see you Monday,’ and I didn’t see him Monday.”

Dunmire’s body was found Tuesday, March 9 according to the medical examiner. The Cleveland FBI said their investigation suggests his death occurred a few days before the discovery.

The area where Dunmire’s body was found remains closed to the public.

Further details were not immediately available.

Call the Cleveland FBI at 877-FBI-OHIO if you have information about this homicide or the victim.

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