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BG man charged with Put-in-Bay murder

Philip Masterson, Murder Victim

An arrest has been made in connection with a homicide on a Lake Erie resort island.

Philip Masterson's body was found Tuesday in the woods behind the Island Club on Put-in-Bay. His body was clothed only in a pair of green shorts and a brown canvas was covering the body., Masterson was reported missing on monday.

Wednesday, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office arrested Zachary Brody of Bowling Green and charged him with Masterson's murder.

Deputies are still trying to find a motive and connection between the victim and suspect.

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