Body in Ohio field was suspect in sex abuse case

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ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) -- Police say a body found in a northeastern Ohio cornfield is that of a man who was being investigated in a child sex abuse case.

A coroner in Lorain County says the man found dead two weeks ago was Jeffrey Cannon of Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh). He'd been missing since September.

A cause of death has not been determined.

Police in Elyria tell the Morning Journal in Lorain (http://bit.ly/1gUqNZ1 ) that Cannon was a suspect in a sexual abuse case involving two 8-year-old children before he came up missing.

Police say Cannon had been questioned by investigators and was supposed to talk with detectives again.

A farmer plowing a field found Cannon's body on Dec. 11 in Elyria, a little over 25 miles west of Cleveland.

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Information from: The Morning Journal, http://www.morningjournal.com

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