Man identified who was found dead in SUV in middle of Dayton street

UPDATE @ 2:20 p.m. (Nov. 24)

The man found dead in an SUV in the middle of a Dayton street is Leith J. Leavell, 28, of Dayton, according to Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. They will have to wait about eight weeks for toxicology results before a cause and manner of death will be determined.


Police are investigating the death of a male found in an SUV in the middle of a Dayton street on Thanksgiving night.

Dayton police were called to the 1000 block of Wawona Drive just after 6:30 p.m. on a report of a vehicle standing idle in the street.

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Police discovered the deceased person in the vehicle.

The body of the male, believed to be in his 20s, has been taken to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday to determine a preliminary cause and manner of death.

BNT is working to find out more about this incident.

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