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TPD: Man arrested after body found in home believed to be man reported missing

Police say a 29-year-old has been charged with abuse of a corpse. The body is believed to be Alfred Saunders, 78.
Credit: Lucas County jail

TOLEDO, Ohio — A man has been arrested in connection with a body found in the home of a missing man.

Toledo police confirmed that a body has been found in the home of 78-year-old Alfred Saunders on Oct 30. 

According to authorities, the body is believed to be Saunders, but an official identification will be made by the Lucas County Coroner.

Police say 29-year-old Markus Robinson has been charged with abuse of a corpse.

In an initial social media post by police, Alfred Saunders was reported as "endangered missing" and last seen on Tuesday, Oct. 20. He was reported as having multiple medical conditions.

Credit: Toledo Police Department
78-year-old Alfred Saunders was last seen on Oct. 20, 2020.

Police say Saunders' body was covered with various items including clothing, plastic bags, shoes, purses and a lamp.

A spokesperson with TPD says the investigation is considered an on-going death investigation.

An autopsy will be conducted to confirm the identity of the body.

Robinson was released on supervised own recognizance Monday. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 9.