Authorities: Body of woman fatally shot found in wooded area

Published 11-26-2018

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NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the body of a woman who was fatally shot has been found in a wooded area of northeast Ohio.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday that the body found Sunday in New Franklin has been identified as 18-year-old Samantha Guthrie, of Akron.

The medical examiner's office says Guthrie died of a gunshot wound to the head and her death is listed as a homicide.

Guthrie's mother reported her daughter missing on Nov. 5 after she apparently was last seen Nov. 4.

Akron police say Guthrie's body was found by New Franklin police.

The Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation is also involved in the investigation.

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