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Missing woman’s body found in northeast Ohio; boyfriend in custody

Missing woman’s body found in northeast Ohio; boyfriend in custody

Missing woman’s body found in northeast Ohio; boyfriend in custody

PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The boyfriend of a woman who was reported missing earlier this week is being held in jail on $1 million bail after the woman’s body was found in a park near Canton.

Sean Goe, 26, of Plain Township, has not yet been charged with the murder of Raychel Sheridan, 24, also of Plain Township. He is being held on active warrants for robbery, grand theft of a firearm and domestic violence, according to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. The domestic violence charge involved Sheridan, according to the sheriff’s office.

Canton police took Goe into custody Wednesday morning at a homeless shelter. That ended a search for Goe that lasted nearly several hours after Sheridan was reported missing shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday from a residence in the 4100 block of Orchard Dale Drive NW.

As officers searched for Sheridan in and around the home, they saw a brown Jeep Liberty registered to her driving on Guilford Avenue NW. Officers stopped the Jeep and discovered Goe was driving, but he fled on foot.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and State Highway Patrol were called to assist in searching the area for Goe, who was found early Wednesday morning at the homeless shelter.

The sheriff’s office says detectives searched the apartment Sheridan and Goe shared and determined Sheridan was murdered at the residence. The sheriff’s office says unspecified evidence was recovered that “indicates foul play occurred.”

Canton sanitation workers found what they believed to be Sheridan’s body shortly before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in a park in a southwest section of Canton, the sheriff’s office said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Raychel’s loved ones during this incredibly difficult time,” Stark County Sheriff George Maier said in a statement.

The sheriff’s office did not release further details Wednesday and said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Stark County Sheriff’s Office at 330-430-3800.