Body found along Middletown bike trail ruled a homicide

Photo: FOX19/Wayne Cross)
Photo: FOX19/Wayne Cross)

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - Police have ruled the death of a 25-year-old man found Sunday morning along a Middletown bike trail as a homicide.

Officers have identified the victim as 25-year-old William Tyrone Sawyer.

Sawyer's body was discovered on the Great Miami Recreational Trail near 9th Street around 8:40 a.m. Sunday. Officers said there was a large amount of blood at the scene.

Detectives said Sawyer's death appeared suspicious in nature. The cause of death remains unknown pending an ongoing investigation.

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