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Body of Lorain man found


The body of a Lorain man was found burning approximately 150 miles south of Cleveland.

Workers in McConnelsville called police to report the burning body on Thursday, July 25. The body was recovered on Morgan County Road 15, about 1,000 yards west of state Route 555 in UnionTownship.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, which investigated the case, identified the body as that of Phillip Lawrence Kimbro, Jr., 24.

Kimbro’s last known address in 2011 was at 2501 Homewood Drive in Lorain, according to a press release from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. Kimbro’s Facebook page lists that he lived in East Columbus, however.

The press release indicated that Kimbro has an extensive criminal record, but police didn’t elaborate. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office would not release more information on Kimbro’s death.

Kimbro’s last post on Facebook was made at 12:29 a.m. July 24, and a friend indicated that he had been missing since that evening.


Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or

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