The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday morning it has positively identified a homicide victim whose body was found behind a vacant business on East South Street in Akron nearly a week ago.
Lori E. Patch, 53, suffered severe head trauma.
An unidentified man was seen with the woman, who was homeless, just prior to police being called about 10:30 p.m. Friday.
Police are investigating the death as a homicide but have not identified a suspect.
Identification of Patch was made following a tip the Medical Examiner’s Office received from a concerned citizen.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Akron police at 330-375-2490.