Fri. 12:20 p.m.: Coroner identifies body found in Warren river

WARREN – The Trumbull County coroner’s office has identified the person found Tuesday in the Mahoning River in Perkins Park as Bryan Ayala, 17, 1912 Robert Lane NE., Warren.

Positive identification was made using dental record comparisons, officials said.

The body was found by a city resident preparing to play in a softball game on a nearby ball field in the park.

Police also found a backpack, but there was no identification found on the body.

The cause of death is pending, according to the coroner’s office.

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