Auglaize Co. body identified; Sheriff calls it murder

UNIOPOLIS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Auglaize County sheriff said the man found dead inside an apartment in the village of Uniopolis was murdered.

The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Charles E. Hicks.

Hicks’ body was taken to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office in Toledo for an autopsy.

Solomon said preliminary results indicate the cause of death was not natural and were caused by another.

Deputies went to 2 S. Main Street around 4:30 p.m. Monday after a caller had asked for a welfare check because Hicks had not been seen recently by friends and co workers.

Deputies, along with the Auglaize County Coroner’s Office and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office at 419-739-6565. 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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