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Mon. 3:30 p.m.: UPDATE 2 – Homicide task force investigating Vernon suspicious death, fire

VERNON – The homicide task force has been called out to assist in the investigation of the death of a man found in a burning home today.

Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe, who responded to the scene, said the victim also had been shot in the head. Fire crews were called shortly after 1 p.m. to 5579 Warner Road NE after reports that three buildings were on fire – the house, the barn and a garage.

The victim’s identity has not been released, and investigators remain on the scene.

This is a developing story. For more, check back here or read Tuesday’s Tribune Chronicle print edition.

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