Saturday, February 23, 2013
The following was obtained from a Feb. 17 Cuyahoga Falls police report. It does not indicate convictions.
Updated Feb. 24, 11:06 a.m. A Cuyahoga Falls resident called police after finding her roommate unresponsive in their 24th Street residence on Feb. 17. According to the Cuyahoga Falls police report, the 51-year-old woman was taken to Akron City Hospital and pronounced dead at 11:20 a.m. Sunday. Police suspect the woman died of a drug overdose. The Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit is waiting on the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office to determine the official cause of death.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office narrowed Daniel Short's manner of death to two possibilities.
Updated 11.5.12, 5:42 p.m. Daniel Short's manner of death was ruled "undetermined" by the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday. According to his death certificate, Short, 51, of Cuyahoga Falls, jumped or accidentally fell 40 feet down into Gorge Metro Park earlier this week. Either way, through its investigation and autopsy findings, the medical examiner's office has ruled out foul play. Body Found in Gorge Metro Park Identified A hiker spotted Short sprawled out along the rocky terrain below Mary Campbell Cave at 4:45 p.m. Monday. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter by Cuyahoga Falls EMS after sustaining blunt force trauma to the chest. Barring any new developments, "the investigation has come to an end." said …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The man's name and cause of death have been announced; however the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office is still trying to determine the manner in which he died.
Daniel Short, 51, of Cuyahoga Falls, has been identified as the man who was found dead on Monday in Gorge Metro Park, reports the Falls News Press. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office announced Short died from blunt force trauma to the chest, but couldn't yet declare the manner in which he died. An autopsy has been completed, reports the Akron Beacon Journal, and the medical examiner's office and Cuyahoga Falls Police will continue their investigation. Dead Body Found in Gorge Metro Park A hiker found Short 40 feet below the walking trail near Mary Campbell Cave at 4:45 p.m. Monday. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter by Cuyahoga Falls EMS. Stay tuned to Patch for further updates on this developing story.
Cuyahoga Falls Police reported the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office is handling the investigation.
At about 4:45 p.m. Monday, a hiker dialed 9-1-1 after finding a body near the walking path of Mary Campbell Cave in Gorge Metro Park. Cuyahoga Falls Police, Fire, EMS and Summit County park rangers rushed to the scene, blocked off the area and determined the man was dead, according to EMS radio traffic. EMS observed the man had suffered one or more head injuries. The man is yet to be identified, and Cuyahoga Falls Police declined to comment on whether the man's injuries were self-inflicted. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has taken over the investigation and will report back to local law enforcement on its findings.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The investigation is ongoing in the death of Gregory Hetrick, 29, who was one of five pulled from Friday morning's Honey Locust Garden apartment fire.
On Monday, the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on Gregory Hetrick, 29, who died on Friday night after being pulled from the Prange Drive apartment fire. It ruled Hetrick’s death was caused by burn injuries, while the manner of death is “tentative as suicide (consistent with self-inflicted injury), pending further investigation,” according to a spokesperson for the examiner’s office. Hetrick was pronounced dead at 10:15 p.m. Friday in the Akron Children’s Hospital Burn Unit, reports the Falls News Press. Firefighters responded at 4:49 a.m. Friday morning and found that a fire had spread through four apartments at Honey Locust Gardens, located at 3339 Prange Drive. Three young girls were rescued along with …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Cuyahoga Falls Police responded to the Sheraton Suites at 8:44 p.m. Dec. 20 after receiving a call about “a female that had expired by an unknown means.” Pronounced dead at the scene was Jamie L. Litchfield, 32, of 1171 W. Main St. in Kent. Gary Guenther, chief investigator for the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, said an autopsy has been performed but a ruling on the death is pending toxicology results. There were no signs of trauma or foul play, he noted. Police reported that a representative from the medical examiner’s office took charge of the scene. Medics from the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department also were at the hotel and called a doctor at Akron City Hospital to get a pronouncement of death at 8:58 p.m. Police said Litchfield…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.
A Cuyahoga Falls man was discovered wounded in Akron Wednesday night Kim Slayko, 33, of Bailey Road, was found in the 900 block of Baughman Street in Akron at about 5:40 p.m. with an apparent gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to Akron General Medical Center where he died at 6:13 p.m. from his injuries. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Akron Police Department are investigating his death. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.