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Missing man found dead in swamp in Rootstown Township

Beacon Journal staff report

A man who was reported as missing has been found dead in a swampy area in Rootstown Township, police said Tuesday.

On Monday, James Goggin, a resident of Frost Road in Streetsboro, was reported as a missing person who last was seen Saturday at a business in the 4300 block of Tallmadge Road in Rootstown.

Streetsboro police and the Portage County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation.

On Tuesday, officers, search and rescue workers and volunteers searched an area around Tallmadge Road.

About 9 a.m., Goggin’s body was located in a swamp just north of Karry Road.

There were no immediate signs of foul play, Streetsboro police said, but the death remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Streetsboro police at 330-626-4976.


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