WAYNE TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – A burglary investigation in Warren County turned into a homicide investigation Wednesday afternoon.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were investigating a burglary at a Wayne Township residence Tuesday when they discovered an 18- year old was missing.
They say it was evident that a violent crime took place. There was also property stolen from the residence on Corwin Road.
Deputies called the crime ‘brutal’ during a news conference. They say the victim, Justin Back, 18, was stabbed, choked and shot.
Back’s body was found around noon Wednesday dumped in Preble County.
Police say he was a graduate of Waynesville High School and was going into the military next month. It appears that one of the suspects, Austin Myers, 19, was a classmate.
Investigators say Myers and Timothy Mosley, 19, of Dayton, were hanging out with Back Monday. They believe the two were planning the attack.
Both men face a murder charge. Formal charges are expected Thursday.