Body found in French Creek identified

Crawford County Coronor Scott Schell has identified a body found in French Creek yesterday as 18 year old Jacob Hayden Smith.  His legal address was on East 25th Street in Erie, but we have been told he was staying various places in Crawford County recently.

A man walking to work first saw the body near the Mead Avenue Bridge over French Creek in Meadville Thursday afternoon.  

The body that was found in French Creek yesterday has been identified as 18 year old Jacob Hayden Smith, of Erie. Smith's legal address was on East 25th Street in Erie, but we have been told that he was staying various places in Crawford County recently. The coroner has ordered toxicology reports which will take a few weeks to get back.

A missing person report was filed on April 22nd for an 18 year old Jacob Smith thought to be missing in the Cambridge Springs Area.  The site now says Smith is no longer missing.

No autopsy is planned but toxicology tests will take a number of weeks before a cause of death is released.


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