August 1, 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.

  • Spec440

    Strange. Why didn’t they just drive a cruiser into that snowy, wet farm field? What a waste of taxpayer dollars having those Tahoes.

    • Joe Smith

      LOL!

  • Mark B

    why not get off their a$$ and walk ?

  • Mark B

    Maybe Elyria should buy a couple Train Engines so when there is something going on by railroad tracks they could drive the train engine to the scene. Also maybe a Boat so when some one runs from the police down by the river , they could ride the boat down the river to chase after them !!

  • Mark B

    Maybe some Tow Trucks , they could do their own towing

    • zdubb78

      MAYBE u should go do something that will help all of us……………..Walk into oncoming traffic

  • grannyof6

    Spec440, WHAT? So you expect the police to take a cruiser in a wet muddy corn field to retrieve a DEAD body! What did you want them to do with it, scoop it up and throw it in the back seat, get stuck in the mud and then pay more for a tow to pull the cruiser out! The Tahoes and the Cadillac Escalade are probably confiscated from drug dealers. Talk about “Strange”, now you are Strange!

    • Spec440

      It’s called sarcasm, Granny. Look it up. Jesus.

  • ken

    spec440 and mark b are having a who’s stupider contest

  • Jasmine Ford

    It doesn’t matter about the police police cars lets talk about the dead body they found. That is someone’s family member dead and you folks are talking about elyria police who cares?

  • sound reasoning

    that’s near the area they recently busted a few of the fake heroin dealers; let’s see if that plays into this. They said it looks like the body has been there a while

  • Jackie Pedid

    Its not to far from the retirment home… maybe someone wandered off. Or someone had too much to drink at the Pub and blacked out and froze to death. I just hope that it’s nothing nefarious. Its right up the street!

  • Arietta Sullivan

    since it seems the police vehicles and all is the only thing on everybody’s mind&that’s cleared up.i just want to say R.I.P whomever it was&prayers for the family

  • key

    I live right by there im in west ridge green that’s my trailer park

  • bigmacky

    I am in the wrong business – the county drives escalades

  • Pebody

    they had a tip a month or so back there was a body in one of the corn fields over there, had a helo and stuff flying low s can be for awhile and found nothing…… guessed they missed something