December 27, 2014

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BREAKING: Body found in West Ridge Road cornfield

Elyria police and detectives investigate the scene where a body was found in a field on West Ridge Road in Elyria. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Elyria police and detectives investigate the scene where a body was found in a field on West Ridge Road in Elyria. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – A farmer who was plowing a field on West Ridge Road on Wednesday came across a dead body.

Lorain County Coroner employees remove a body from a cornfield on West Ridge Road in Elyria.

Lorain County Coroner employees remove a body from a cornfield on West Ridge Road in Elyria.

Elyria police and crime scene investigators responded to a cornfield on the 8700 block of West Ridge Road, outside of Evergreen Meadows on Wednesday morning after receiving a report that a body was found in the area.

According to Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino, the body is of an adult.

“It looked like it has been there for a while,” Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said of the condition of the body.

The Lorain County Coroner’s office removed the body from the scene around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and police are waiting for Lorain County Coroner Dr. Stephen Evans to conduct an autopsy before releasing more information.

See Thursday’s Chronicle-Telegram for more on this story.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

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The map indicates where a body was found in Elyria cornfield Wednesday morning.