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3 victims identified in Summit County homicides

The Summit County Medical Examiners Office has identified three victims who were killed in homicides late last week.

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has identified three victims who were found fatally shot on the side of the road late last week.

According to Akron Police, a passerby called police at 8:35 a.m. on Friday to report what appeared to be two bodies on the side of the roadway along Cordova Avenue. Those bodies have now been identified as 25-year-old Inmer Reyes and 31-year-old Victor Varela-Rodriguez, both of Youngstown.

Approximately 15 minutes later, a passerby called authorities to report what appeared to be a body alongside the roadway in the 2100 block of Wright Road in Copley. That victim has now been identified as 35-year-old Domingo Castillo-Reyes of Youngstown.

All three victims were bound and gagged and found with gunshot wounds to the head. A fourth surviving intended victim who had been at Copley at some point during the incident has since been identified, although his name and whereabouts have not been revealed.

Authorities say they believe the men had "likely been kidnapped from outside this area and brought to Summit County."

One day after the bodies were found, authorities arrested 58-year-old Elias Gudino. He has been charged with one count of aggravated murder and one count of attempted aggravated murder, with other charges pending.

On Monday, Gudino made his first court appearance, with a judge entering a technical plea of not guilty on Gudino's behalf and setting a bond review hearing for 9 a.m. this Wednesday. 3News confirmed that Gudino was convicted in 2010 of running a cocaine drug ring in Akron and spent several years in federal prison

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