Youngstown police investigate homicide

Youngstown police found a body inside a home on Oakwood Avenue.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown police are investigating what they believe to be a homicide on Youngstown’s west side.

According to Youngstown Police Department Captain Brad Blackburn, the body of an elderly man was found early Wednesday morning with trauma to the head.

Youngstown Police said someone called their department around 5 a.m. Wednesday concerned that the front door was open to a house in the 1500 block of Oakwood Avenue. When officers arrived at the house to conduct a welfare check, they discovered the body in the home.

Police are looking for a beige Honda Civic which belonged to the victim and is now missing.

Investigators remain on the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back here and tune in to WYTV 33 News for updates.

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