Wadsworth authorities spent Sunday searching Lake Milton for the remains of Iron Cannon, who has been missing since October 2020.
“The Wadsworth Police Department is grateful to the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office and their Dive Team as well as ODNR for their assistance on Lake Milton,” said Wadsworth Police Chief Dan Chafin in an email to Wadsworth Community Radio.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office is performing the autopsy to positively identify the remains. Wadsworth police immediately contacted Cannon’s family to let them know.
“The location and condition of the remains as described during the investigation match the location and condition of the remains recovered on Sunday, to such a degree of accuracy, that all parties are confident of the identification of those remains,” the news release from the Medina County Prosecutor’s Office explained.
Cannon had originally been the subject of a missing person’s report in October of 2020. But an intense investigation led detectives of the Wadsworth Police Department to the conclusion that foul play was involved and it happened in an apartment on the north end of Wadsworth.
Earlier this year, seven people were indicted and arrested on charges ranging from murder (Justin Hornbeck) to abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence related to Cannon’s disappearance. All seven people are awaiting trial.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Iron’s family at this time. For nearly a year, his family has suffered,” said Chafin. “While we know that we can never heal the pain they are feeling, we hope that this brings some measure of closure.”
A new trial date for the seven people involved is not yet known.
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