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‘Intricate cover-up’: 7 charged in connection to disappearance and murder of Iron Cannon

Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 10:37 AM EDT
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WADSWORTH, Ohio (WOIO) - Seven people are facing charges in connection to the disappearance and murder of Iron Cannon.

The 27-year-old Akron man was fatally shot on Oct. 18, 2020, in Wadsworth, according to a press release.

Police said their investigation revealed, “an intricate cover-up” of destroyed evidence, including Cannon’s body, which remains missing.

Barbara Singletary says she is grateful that she is now getting justice for her son, but she still needs closure.

“Right now, I’m hurting,” said Singletary. “My heart is heavy, you know to have to have my child out here like he’s a piece of trash.”

A $2,500 reward is available for information leading to the location and recovery of his remains.

“Actually, I’m angry because three of the people that were arrested looked me in the face and told me they didn’t know anything about it or what was going on to come to find out they are the three that disposed of my son’s body and won’t tell me where it is,” the grieving mother said.

Authorities arrested the following people Thursday:

Justin D. Hornbeck, 28, of Uniontown: Murder with a firearm specification, tampering with

evidence, weapons under disability, obstructing justice, gross abuse of a corpse and

engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity

Tyrone L. Render, 27, of Wooster: Tampering with evidence with a firearm specification,

obstructing justice, weapons under disability, gross abuse of a corpse, and engaging in a

pattern of corrupt activity

Autumn M. Knight, 27, of Cuyahoga Falls: Tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, gross

abuse of a corpse and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity

Marcus Y. Clark, 55, of Akron: Tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, gross abuse of a

corpse and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity

Christopher J. Williams, 32, of Akron: Tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, gross

abuse of a corpse and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity

Samantha P. McCune, 27, of Uniontown: Obstructing justice

Antonio W. Moore, 38, of Akron: Obstructing justice

“I don’t even know why anyone would hurt my son,” Singletary said. “My son would’ve never hurt anybody. My baby wouldn’t hurt nobody, so for them to hurt my baby.”

The seven people are in Medina County jail with bonds ranging from $500,000 to $1 million, according to police.

“All seven of them have charges of tampering with evidence and something to a corpse, and they’ve been moving my son every day for the last six months,” Singletary told 19 News.

Wadsworth Police Department was assisted by the U.S. Marshals, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, Akron Police Department, Medina County Sheriff’s Office, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, and the Medina County Prosecutor’s Office.

“Would y’all please just give me my baby’s body,” the mother pleaded. “Just give me my baby’s body so we can put him to rest.”

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