Paulding County Police investigate death after home invasion

Officers responded just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday to 11342 Road 230. When they arrived, they found a man dead inside the home.

Posted: Sep 20, 2018 6:10 PM
Updated: Sep 21, 2018 8:54 AM

CECIL, OH. (WFFT)- Police in Paulding County are investigating after a man was found dead following what was believed to be a home invasion.

Officers responded just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday to 11342 Road 230. When they arrived, they found a man dead inside the home.

“This is an active investigation. We have a perimeter in place at this time with aviation patrol canvasing the woods around this address,” said Sheriff Jason K. Landers. “We do know two people fled the residence in a black 4-door Hyundai."

Witnesses described one of the suspects as a white male 5’6 to 5’9, wearing tan shorts, a knit hat and aviator sunglasses.

Police have reason to believe  the man was targeted, and more suspects may have fled into the woods.

If anyone has any information  you're urged to contact the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office at 419-399-3791.

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