Wed. 11:53 a.m.: Body found at former Warren Township dump identified

WARREN TOWNSHIP – The body found Sunday afternoon at a former dump site in Warren Township has been identified.

Jon Ard, 48, of Paris Township, was identified through fingerprints and dental records, according to township police Chief Don Bishop today. Ard’s death has been ruled a suicide by the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office.

“Due to the condition, I would say it had been there a few weeks,” Bishop said.

Two fishermen discovered the body Sunday off Burnett Road and state Route 5.