Remains found in Ohio are of missing Michigan man

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Authorities in Ohio have confirmed that skeletal remains found in an empty grain storage barn are of a Michigan man who had been missing since June.

The sheriff’s office in rural Putnam County on Friday said that the remains found earlier this week are of 52-year-old Brian Martin of Ypsilanti.

A Toledo couple suspected of bludgeoning Martin to death was charged months ago after police found evidence at their home indicating he was attacked there.

Attorneys for defendants Desirae and Robert Strauss say they’ve reached tentative plea agreements with prosecutors in the pending cases.

An attorney for Desirae Strauss said the remains were found after someone provided new information to prosecutors, but he wouldn’t say whether his client was that person.

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