Body Of Missing Man Found In Ohio Cornfield


UPDATED: Saturday November 9, 2013 9:53 PM

The body of a missing man has been found in a western Ohio cornfield a week after a neighbor was arrested on a charge of aggravated murder in the man's disappearance.

Authorities say 78-year-old James Cole's body was found Friday about five miles west of Sidney. The Sidney man was reported missing Oct. 14.

Shelby County Prosecutor Tim Sell did not elaborate on a suspected motive, the Dayton Daily News reported. Sell said authorities believe the cause of death was a bullet wound and his office will seek the death penalty.

Authorities arrested 40-year-old Michael J. Wood, of Sidney, on Oct. 31 after a citizen's tip.

Wood remained in jail Saturday on a charge of aggravated murder. Jail records didn't list an attorney for him.

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