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Three people in custody in connection with murder

By ALEX KNISELY and NANCY MOLNAR • Updated Sep 13, 2017 at 8:40 PM

NEW PHILADELPHIA (TNS) — Three people have been taken into custody related to the killing of 19-year-old Luke W. Cabbage, whose body was discovered Monday morning in Newcomerstown.

Suspects are Kyle Boyd, 22, of 260 Ohio 151, Mingo Junction; Jordan Robinson, 20, of 7818 County Road 39, Bloomingdale; and Arnoldo Moreno, 19, of 3742 Township Road 120, Dillonvale.

Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla released the three names Wednesday. Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell confirmed the names. The suspects are being held in the Jefferson County Jail in Steubenville pending the filing of charges.

Campbell said his office worked with Jefferson County authorities overnight and into early Wednesday for the investigation. He said authorities believe the three suspects are involved in the alleged murder.

The Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office is working on the necessary paperwork for Prosecutor Ryan Styer to charge the three individuals. Campbell said the suspects can’t return to Tuscarawas County without charges. And to return, there will need to be an extradition hearing. The suspects have the opportunity to waive the hearing.

Cabbage's body was discovered about 7:24 a.m. Monday in the front yard of a Tuscarawas Avenue address in Newcomerstown. The Newcomerstown Police Department released Cabbage's name and age Wednesday morning. He lived on Park Avenue in New Philadelphia.

Cabbage's funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover. Calling hours will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Cabbage was born May 4, 1998, in Mount Sterling, Ky., to Billy and Kathy (West) Cabbage. He was preceded in death by his father and grandfather, William “Bill” West, along with his great-grandparents, Lomas and Isabelle Shuman.

Cabbage graduated with the class of 2016 from New Philadelphia High School. He attended the Akron University for a year following graduation. He formerly worked at Buehler's in New Philadelphia. At the time of his death, he worked at Subway in New Philadelphia.

According to his obituary, Cabbage enjoyed traveling and competing in Kendama competitions. He competed in Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee. He was described as having had a contagious smile and having been a friendly face to many.

Survivors include his mother, grandmother Connie West of New Philadelphia, aunt Billie (Rick) Fioretto of Las Vegas and uncle Alan West of New Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Benefit of Luke Cabbage at the Dover-Phila Credit Union, 119 Fillmore Ave., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Reach Alex at 330-364-8314 or alex.knisely@TimesReporter.com.

On Twitter: @akniselyTR

Reach Nancy at 330-364-8402 or nancy.molnar@timesreporter.com.

On Twitter: @nmolnarTR

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