Ashtabula: Suspect in body 'dump' faces murder charges

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP – The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues its homicide investigation that was initiated when a body was located along State Route 307 near Barnum Road May 11.

The victim, Eugene A. Cray, 43, of Cleveland, died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head.

Troopers were able to piece together information during their subsequent investigation that led them to the identity of the suspect.

Gertis Perry, 62, of Euclid is currently being held in the Ashtabula County Jail pending a court appearance.

Related story: Ashtabula County: Body found in ditch identified

He is facing charges for arson in Cuyahoga County and murder in Ashtabula County.


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