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Body found in pond identified

Body found in pond identified

(Olmsted Township) -- Police say the body of a man found floating in a retention pond a week and a half ago has been identified as Carl Edward Acoff, Jr., 20, of Cleveland.

Olmsted Township police say Acoff was identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office through a DNA match. His badly decomposed body was found in the pond on April 17 after missing since March 27.  The body had been tied to a piece of concrete or to a steel pipe.  He was wearing a jacket, a tank top and three bras, nothing from the waist down.


(Photo by Colleen O'Neill/WTAM 1100)

Police had little else to say about Acoff today, only saying it's an active investigation.

On April 17, dive teams were called to a retention pond behind an old nursery on MacKenzie Road, not far from Cook Road. "All I saw was a swimsuit on a body. To me, it looked like a mannequin,” said Collin Garratt, who saw the body up close.

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