Autopsy set for Canfield victim

Man, 28, found dead in Liberty

LIBERTY — The autopsy of a 28-year-old Canfield resident found approximately three hours after he was reported missing is scheduled to take place today.

Cory Davner, 28, 2408 Kirk Road, was found by Liberty police at 4:52 p.m. Sunday — approximately three hours after he was reported missing by his mother.

Davner was supposed to be dog sitting Friday at 1109 Mansfield Drive. A missing person report was filed because his mother, Andrea Briya, had not heard from him since Friday.

Briya went to Mansfield Drive, where she found Davner’s vehicle in the driveway, with his wallet and cellphone on its front seat, according to a police report. The wallet contained several hundred dollars, credit cards and his identification in it.

The mother of the home’s owner told police she had already searched the house and Davner was not inside. Talking to the police by phone, the homeowner did not give officers permission to search the house, fearing having all of the strangers in the house would traumatize the dogs.

Briya told police investigators she believed there was a struggle in the property’s driveway, because there was a broken landscaping light and some matted-down hosta plants.

Officers were dispatched to 1111 Mansell Drive at 4:52 p.m. Sunday where Davner’s remains were found, according to a police report.