Goggin's death under investigation

by Dave O'Brien Record-Courier Reporter Published:

The Portage County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Streetsboro man found dead in Rootstown April 1 after he was reported missing since early the morning of March 30.

Sheriff's Detective Lt. Greg Johnson said an autopsy on the body of James J. Goggin, 25, was conducted by the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office in Akron April 2.

He said there were no signs of trauma on Goggin's body and that there is "no indication at this time of any foul play."

"There were no signs of abuse, no signs of injuries on the body," Johnson said. Toxicology results are expected in three to four weeks.

Goggin also still had his wallet, money and personal possessions on him when he was found April 2, Johnson said.

Streetsboro Police said Goggin's body, was found at approximately 9 a.m. April 2 in a swamp north of Karry Drive in Rootstown, less than a mile from where he was last seen in the 4300 block of Tallmadge Road.

A missing persons report was filed with Streetsboro Police March 31 when Goggin didn't show up for work.

Streetsboro Police Lt. Troy Beaver said Goggin and a group of friends were at Roxy's Gentleman's Club at 4036 Tallmadge Road on the evening of March 29.

"A taxi came to pick up him and his buddies, and in the process of getting into the cab, he disappeared," said Beaver.

Goggin's friends apparently thought he went back inside the club, Beaver said.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128 or dobrien@recordpub.com

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