Police say the body they found in a Tuscarawas County creek is that of John P. Smith, 36, of North Canton.
WKYC reported that Barberton police, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation agents and the officials from the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office removed the body from Conotton Creek. The location is on Somerdale Road in Tuscarawas County.
The TV station also reported that the death could be connected to a January homicide that took place at 1800 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Road. The investigation yielded four arrests, with one of those four people charged with murder.
The investigation continues into the case.