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Warren man found beaten to death in backyard

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WARREN, Ohio - Police are investigating the apparent fatal beating death of a Warren man found death in his backyard.

Police say that 57-year-old George Myers was found by his children early Sunday morning outside his home in the 100 Block of Dickey NW in Warren.

"At this point, we determined that we're treating that as a homicide," Lt. Jeff Cole said.

Police detectives spent time at the home for a second day working to determine who could be responsible.

Myers' body was discovered in the backyard at around 3:50 a.m.

Police took the ex-boyfriend of his daughter, Jarred Watson, 28, into custody Monday on a murder charge in connection with Myers' death. Watson lived at the home with Myers and his daughter Cassie.

Lt. Cole says he's a suspect and he turned himself into police Monday afternoon after consulting with an attorney.

Cassie Myers tells 21 News that Watson called her Sunday morning while she was still at working and probed her about when she would be home. She says he told her that he had a fight with her father.

"They were arguing, he beat him up once before, but he never died," Cassie Myers said. "I think he probably thought he knew he hit him and stuff, but doesn't know if he was dead, he probably knows he's dead now."

Myers is described by family and someone who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Watson was booked into the Trumbull County Jail.

Follow 21 News for continuing coverage as more information becomes available.

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