- Case number: 1883
- Incident location: Cleveland Road
- Erie County
- Incident date: 7/25/1976
- Homicide date: 7/25/1976
- Date of birth: 9/21/1926
- Gender: Male
- Race/Ethnicity: Black
- Law enforcement agency: Erie County Sheriff's Office
On 07/25/1976, James Hayes's body was discovered lying in a field between the Maples Motel and the old Cedar Point Roadway on Cleveland Road, Sandusky, Ohio, with three gunshot wounds to the head. Hayes was last seen in the Searsville area drinking at a known location until around 5:00am.
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