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CONGRESS TOWNSHIP -- A dead man discovered in a recreational vehicle in the northbound rest area of I-71 in Congress Township has sparked an investigation, according to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Mark Steven Phares, 61, of Wadsworth, was found while Troopers were conducting a safety check in Wayne County. According to authorities, foul play is not suspected.

West Salem Town and Country EMS arrived on scene and Phares was pronounced dead. Other agencies assisting were: West Salem Town and Country EMS and the Wayne County Coroner’s Office.

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