On Tuesday, a man walking his dog found Rebecca's body near some railroad tracks off West Wilbeth Road. The Summit County Medical Examiner ruled the case a homicide and said the victim had been shot in the head. James Tomlinson said his daughter struggled with drug and mental health issues and was "a lost soul looking looking for love all of her life. According to family members, Rebecca met convicted felon, Timothy Sargent, through an online dating site in and the two dated for several months. We developed that he had a prior relationship with Rebecca," said Captain Dave Laughlin.
Police and family say a missing Akron man was likely shot and killed before his remains were hidden.
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Iron Jailen Cannon, 27, went missing from Wworth in October. Wworth police say evidence points to a homicide and an elaborate cover up. Dan Chafin, who supervises the department's detective bureau.
More: Akron family believes missing man was killed; police investigation ongoing. Chafin said it's the first time Wworth has worked with Crime Stoppers. Cannon's family their son.
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Cannon's case is a complicated one with a lengthy investigation and multiple agencies involved, Chafin said. Here's what we know so far:. Cannon's last known location was at a home in Wworth, where family and police say he was hanging out with friends.
The early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. After that, Chafin said Cannon didn't communicate with anyone or post anything on social media throughout the rest of the day, which was unusual for him. Then he didn't show up for work Monday. Cannon's family reported him missing to Akron police on Oct. Further investigation led Akron officers to believe he was last missing in Wworth.
Since then, Chafin said there's no record or evidence pointing to Cannon being in another location after he was last seen in Wworth. The longer Cannon was missing, the more likely it became that foul play was involved in his disappearance. Chafin said the the evidence they have gathered and the amount of time Cannon has been missing point to him being killed and to his killers going to great lengths to hide his remains and any physical evidence of the crime.
Records obtained by the department show Cannon hasn't made social media posts, used his cellphone or touched his bank since he went missing — all indicators he's not alive — Chafin said. Tips have flooded into their social media s. The family obtained a recorded phone call that claimed he was shot and killed the night they last heard from him, Burt said. The family told the Beacon Journal in January that they believe Cannon was killed the same day he went missing. Since then, many other videos have surfaced online of people saying they knew what happened or providing tips.
Burt said it's been hard for the family to know what's true and what isn't. Chafin said there are certain details he can't share about the case because it would hurt the department's chances of vetting witnesses, possibly making it more difficult to hold the people responsible able. After following up on more than le and reviewing more than 1, pieces of data or records, Chafin said they haven't been able to find Cannon. Details uncovered during the investigation lead Wworth police to believe that Cannon's remains were taken far away from Wworth.
Although Cannon's case is now being labeled a homicide, Chafin said that doesn't mean they weren't taking it seriously before. More than 30 search warrants have been executed by Wworth and Akron police, Chafin said.
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The two departments have worked closely on the case, Chafin said. They have also received help from the Bureau of Criminal investigation, the Ohio State Highway Patrol's intelligence bureau and other surrounding agencies.
Cannon's disappearance and alleged killing have been the talk of the Akron area's social media community for months, with many people asking the same questions: Where is Iron? And what's being done?
Chafin said he understands those concerns, and while they have uncovered much about the case, they need to keep some information to themselves to protect their chances of prosecuting the case. Chafin said the department has an obligation to hold the people responsible for Cannon's disappearance able. But they also have an obligation to bring the family answers, he said.
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Wworth police, and Cannon's family, are hoping someone can give them the tips they need to do that. He said that could be someone who hasn't come forward. It could also be someone spoken to before who was too afraid to say something. No tip is too small, Chafin said. Even if you don't think what you know is a big deal, it could help.
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He said the reason the department and Medina County Prosecutor's Office are working with Crime Stoppers is to give people a way to remain anonymous. Tipsters might be asked if they want to speak with detectives, but they don't have to. Even if they are coming forward for the reward, it can still be done anonymously, Chafin said. Burt said it's bittersweet for the family. She said it hurts to know Cannon was likely killed, but they're glad more people are getting involved and "not letting it die down.
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She said no one should be afraid to tell the truth. Burt said she's hoping someone's conscience will kick in, and they'll come forward. Cannon is a Black male, about 6 feet tall and pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Facebook Twitter. Police say missing Akron man Iron Cannon is likely dead: Here's what we know so far.