Former athletic trainer found dead days after being indicted


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MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police said a Mayfield Heights man was found dead Thursday morning.

The body of Dean Ochi, 43, was found just after 1 a.m. in a grassy area near a florist and cemetery in Mayfield Heights.

Ochi, who was a former Mayfield High School athletic trainer, was indicted earlier this week on 14 charges related to an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old female student.

Police said it appeared Ochi died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound but the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

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