The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a deceased male found in Cleveland near the West 25th Street bridge on Saturday as James Cashin,65, from North Olmsted.
North Olmsted Police are currently investigating this incident as a homicide and have two adult males in custody. The names of the two subjects will be released when charges are filed. Charges are expected to be filed later today or tomorrow morning.
According to North Olmsted Police, “On October 24, 2016, North Olmsted Police Detective’s were contacted by Cleveland Police Department Investigators, who believed that an unidentified male body found on Saturday in Cleveland, was possibly a North Olmsted resident. Cleveland Police did not believe the cause of death was natural, but the coroner had not ruled the cause of death at the time of this news release. North Olmsted Detectives began the investigation as an attempt to assist in the identification of the male, but during the investigation, information was developed that another North Olmsted male may have caused the death.”
The potential suspect, said police, was being interviewed with the possibility of charges being filed in North Olmsted as the place where investigators believe the death had occurred.
The coroner’s office had not, at that time, positively identified the male or made the official determination on the cause of death. North Olmsted Detectives will be meeting with the Coroner’s office to supply them with information found during the investigation to assist in the identification.
“At this time we are not releasing the name of the potential suspect until he is charged,” report Police. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation along with Cleveland Police are assisting in the investigation. More details will be provided after meeting with prosecutors and the coroner’s office.