Warren death ruled a homicide - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Warren death ruled a homicide

Posted: Updated:

WARREN, Ohio - Warren police are investigating the city's fifth homicide of 2013. Detectives say they're investigating the apparent beating death of Donald Jones Sr., 56, of Warren.

Officers responded to reports of a foul odor coming from a home at 1003 Hemlock Ave. SW after a call was made to 911 dispatchers Thursday, at about 3:30 p.m. 

Inside, they discovered Jones' body partially decomposed.

No one else was in the home at the time. Police say his cause of death was blunt force trauma.

On Friday, the department continued to investigate what happened.

"There was a call that came into 911 dispatch by an anonymous caller, which is pretty much part of our investigation-- that's where we're going to start," Lt. Jeff Cole says, department detective.

On the 911 call, the dispatcher can be heard describing the caller as "very uncooperative", a man, that eventually hung up the phone.

Neighbors describe Jones as a man who kept to himself.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed in Cuyahoga County.

Cole says they have no motive, suspects or persons of interest at this time.

Stay  with WFMJ.COM and 21 News for the latest on this developing story.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:04:19 GMT
    A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing.More >>
    A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.More >>
  • State won't sell naming rights for Ohio Turnpike

    State won't sell naming rights for Ohio Turnpike

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:30:13 GMT
    Ohio will pursue opportunities to collect revenue through sponsorships along the state turnpike but will not sell naming rights for the 241-mile toll road.More >>
    Ohio will pursue opportunities to collect revenue through sponsorships along the state turnpike but will not sell naming rights for the 241-mile toll road.
    More >>
  • Ohio State president meets with band leaders

    Ohio State president meets with band leaders

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:23:42 GMT
    Courtesy:  NBC NewsCourtesy: NBC News
    Student and staff leaders of the Ohio State marching band have met with the university's president to share concerns over the firing of a popular band directorMore >>
    Student and staff leaders of the Ohio State marching band have met with the university's president to share concerns over the firing of a popular band directorMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms