NILES, Ohio - The coroner has identified the body found in a car found in Trumbull County this week as the Akron man reported missing in June.
The Niles Police Department announced Thursday that the Trumbull County Coroner matched the remains to 28-year-old Jorry Palm. The medical examiner used dental records involving a chipped tooth, former restorations, root structure and morphology.
Investigators said Palm’s car was found Tuesday near Route 46 and Salt Springs Road in Niles, just south of Warren. Troopers said Palm’s car went off the road, hitting concrete debris. The vehicle then went over a ravine and rolled onto its roof in a swampy area, the patrol said.
Palm’s family reported him missing June 9 after he didn’t return home from an Akron bar.
The coroner’s office said there are no signs of foul play, and no toxicology will be performed due to the decomposition of the body. Additional examinations are planned to confirm the preliminary findings, though.
The cause of death is drowning associated with blunt force trauma as a result of the traffic crash, the coroner said.
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