LIMA — The Lima Police Department has identified the victim whose body was found buried in Martin Luther King Jr. Park over the weekend as McKenzie Butler, 25, of Lima.
Police discovered Butler’s body buried in the woods on the south side of the park on Saturday. The Lucas County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy on Monday, but a cause of death has not been released at this time.
Lima Police on Saturday arrested Melvin Boothe, 28, also of Lima, on suspicion of murder. Charges are pending. A preliminary hearing is set for 10:45 a.m. Monday.
Anyone with information on the case may contact the Lima Police Department at 419-227-4444, the Lima/Allen County Crime Stoppers at 419-229-STOP or Detective Brian Snyder at 419-998-5588.