Police ID body found in Niles

NILES — The body discovered in a Niles ravine on Thursday was identified by police as Donald Hummer, 60, of Niles, according to a police report.

The discovery came after two men flagged down a police officer and told police there was a body in a drainage ditch next to the parking lot of Niles Shopping Plaza, 5412 Youngstown Warren Road. There were no obvious signs of trauma on Hummer, who was found lying face down surrounded by tall grass.

An autopsy to determine the cause of death will be conducted by the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office.