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Missing Geauga County man found dead

Chester Township police confirmed that Emerson McArthur has been found dead.

CHESTERLAND, Ohio — Editor's Note: The above story aired on Feb. 24, 2021

Emerson McArthur, a 42-year-old Geauga County man who was reported missing last month, has been found dead. Chester Township Police Chief Mark Purchase confirmed the update in the case with 3News early Thursday morning. 

The Medical Examiner's Office says the cause and manner of death are both still pending.

Authorities had previously reported that license plate readers from intersections in East Cleveland, Euclid, South Euclid and University Heights indicate that his vehicle had been driven through those cities from Feb. 2-7. McArthur's vehicle was found abandoned on Feb. 7 in South Euclid.

No additional details were immediately available, but we will update this story once more information is released.

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Editor's Note: The below story aired on February 23, 2021