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Autopsy on body found in field slated for Thursday

ELYRIA — Police are not releasing any new information about the man who was found dead in a cornfield last week until the autopsy is completed.

According to the Lorain County coroner’s office, an autopsy will start Thursday, and should help determine the man’s identity and cause of death.

A farmer who was plowing a field on the 8700 block of West Ridge Road on the morning of Dec. 11 came across the body of a black man in his 40s, according to Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino.

Costantino said it looked like the body had been at the scene for a while.

The coroner’s office removed the body around noon the same day.

Freezing temperatures forced the coroner to delay the autopsy.

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