Death Investigation Underway

Pike Township, Ohio – The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after the body of an Akron resident was located in a wooded area in Pike Township.

On Saturday, March 24th at approximately 10:26 a.m. Deputies responded to a call in reference to a deceased male found in the area of Dueber Avenue Southwest and Battlesburg Street Southwest.

The individual has been identified as 24-year-old Victor Prieto-Gomez.

Prieto-Gomez had been entered as a missing person with the Akron Police Department since Wednesday, March 14th.

The investigation continues to determine the cause and circumstances related to the death of Prieto-Gomez.