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Police: man brutally beat roommate, dumped nude body on train tracks

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A Toledo man is facing murder charges after detectives say he admitted to beating his housemate and dumping his naked body on some railroad tracks where it was later run over by a train.

Lecorius Reynolds, 34,  is charged with murder. According to court documents he admitted to detectives that he hit Roy Roberts multiple times in the neck and head at a home in the 100 block of Dale Street.

Reynolds then allegedly admitted to taking the victim's naked body to the railroad tracks at Gibbons and Airline and leaving him there. Norfolk Southern Railroad worker later notified police that a train had run over the man.

The two men lived together in the 100 block of Dale at a home neighbors call a halfway house for men. That's where police say the killing took place.

Neighbors like Maureen Benford are stunned. "I'm not feeling really good about it. I'm really freaked out. I'm very upset. I mean this man,if it's the one I think it is, he's been here since they opened up as a halfway house. He's never caused a problem. He just walked around."

The investigation is ongoing. Reynolds is locked up in the Lucas County Jail and is set to face a judge Monday morning at 9am in Toledo Municipal Court.


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