Canton police investigating homicide; victim identified as 60-year-old man

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Canton Police and fire responded to a residence in the 600 block of Cleveland Ave SW due to a call about an unconscious man.

When emergency personnel arrived, the man was dead. Police said he appeared to be the victim of a homicide.

The victim was identified as Jeffery Loftus, 60, of Canton.

Detectives and the Stark County coroner were called to the scene. This is an ongoing investigation.