The body of 14-year-old Jonathon Minard was discovered around 10:15 am in a shallow grave near a Washington Township farm, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a press release.
Police gave little details of the discovery but said the remains had been transferred to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner for a full autopsy.
The investigators learned that Minard had complained of a toothache and would call his mother at his friend's house to pick him up. The mother had not received the call.
On Wednesday, the investigators identified a person of interest. He was a 29-year-old man with a criminal record, mostly drug-related offenses.