Canton Police are looking for clues in the latest homicide in the city. The body of 31-year old Taiwan White was found in a car Saturday morning in the 1-thousand block of Pulley Place Southeast. Canton Police Captain Dave Davis says when officers arrived on the scene, they found White in the driver's seat of the car with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Stark County Coroner's Office.
A Northeast Ohio prosecutor says a 10-year-old girl died in a house fire early yesterday morning, hours before a man suspected of raping her was scheduled to go on trial. A total of three people were reported dead by the Youngstown Fire Department after the blaze on the city's south side. Local media report that neighbors said they heard what sounded like an explosion around the time the fire broke out. The fire's cause is under investigation. The Mahoning County Prosecutor confirms the one who died was the victim connected to a rape trial that was scheduled for Monday. That trial is delayed. The defendant's bond has been revoked as authorities investigate evidence that he tried to bribe someone.
An area man could face some serious time in prison for breaking in to homes. A jury has found 35 year old Alex Garcia of Akron, guilty of breaking into four homes in Copley and Coventry Township in February and March of last year. Officials say Garcia stole a number of items from each home after the victims went to work. He was caught by police after using a victim's credit card at a gas station. Garcia will be sentenced April 21st and faces up to 33 years in prison.