ORANGE TWP. − The Ashland County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a 41-year-old man whose body was found in a home on Township Road 851.
Kurtis Harstine's body was found Friday afternoon in a second-floor master bedroom, according to a news release.
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He had been reported missing that morning and had been dead for "some time," according to investigators.
"This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released upon completion of the investigation," Chief Deputy David Blake wrote in the news release issued Saturday.
Ashland Police Department detectives were assisting sheriff's investigators.
The news release indicated a woman had called deputies and requested they check on Harstine.
Call records from the Sheriff's Office indicate the victim had a gunshot wound to the chest.
The woman's call to investigators was prompted from friends and co-workers who could not reach Harstine.
The body was taken to Lucas County for an autopsy.
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