Henry County Sheriff's Office

The body of a Grand Rapids man was recovered after a search Tuesday in the North Turkeyfoot Wildlife area.

According to Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender, the sheriff’s office received a 9-1-1 call at 9:36 a.m. Tuesday from an individual who reported a friend was at the wildlife area on County Road 424 near Road 6C and he was suicidal.

Deputies located a pick-up truck in the area, and a search was conducted throughout the day with assistance from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. At 4:36 p.m. Tuesday, the body of John S. Roberts, 51, was located along with a handgun in heavy brush.

Assisting at the scene was the Liberty-Washington Township Fire Department and Henry County coroner.

 

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