Body found buried under brush in Miami County

Scarff Road homicide
Sheriff's deputies investigate a homicide on Scarff Road in Clark County, Oct. 23, 2014. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)

BETHEL TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – The Miami County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent homicide in Bethel Township.

Deputies served a search warrant late Thursday morning to search the property at 4415 Scarff Road.

They found a man’s body in the backyard covered with brush.

Deputies have been checking the residence for a couple of days since receiving a report that the homeowner was missing.

Deputies arrested a man at the house Wednesday night while checking the property.

Frank Bowen is being held on a probation violation for another case involving an assault.

Deputies say they became suspicious after interviewing Bowen, prompting Thursday morning’s search and discovery.

Deputies called in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation to assist them. The coroner was also at the scene.

The victim has not been identified and deputies will not confirm whether he is the missing homeowner. 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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