Deputies: Murder victim was shot, stabbed and choked

Austin Myers and Timothy Mosley accused of murder in Warren County. (Photo/Warren County Sheriff's Office)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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