Police still investigating body found in Kent river

By Kyle McDonald | Staff Writer Published:

The cause of death has not yet been determined for a Kent man found dead in the Cuyahoga River this past weekend.

Read previous coverage: Body pulled from river in Kent

According to Kent police, 28-year-old Dante Warren's body was discovered by a group of kayakers at 12:22 p.m. Saturday along Stow Street near Kramer Ballfields.

Police assisted the Kent Fire Department and Portage County Water Rescue Team in recovering Warren's body.

He was pronounced dead by a Portage County coroner's investigator at 1:05 p.m.

Kent Police Lt. Jim Prusha said Warren was reported missing by a former girlfriend on Sept. 18.

"They had argued and he left in his car on Sept. 11, she reported," Prusha said, adding that the missing person report was filed after a week passed without contact.

Prusha said Warren's car was found at 415 Gougler Ave., which borders the Cuyahoga River near the Fairchild Avenue Bridge and where he was reported to be staying with a friend.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday at the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office.

Prusha said Kent police had not yet heard anything from the medical examiner, and are still investigating the case.

"Our involvement, at this point, is to wait for the medical examiner's report," he said.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1127 or kmcdonald@recordpub.com

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