The results of an autopsy are pending in the death of a Kent man found inside a storage unit in downtown Kent.
Kent Police Lt. James Prusha said police were called after the owner of a storage unit at 300 N. Water St. reported finding a man dead inside the unit he was renting.
Richard Rezek, 66, of Kent, was found Dec. 28 by the owner of the unit, John Kuhar, who also is a Kent City Council member.
Prusha said no foul play is suspected and there were no signs of a struggle or injuries to Rezek.
"Unless the coroner comes up with something we’re considering this closed," Prusha said. "It just appeared to be natural or had to do with the elements. The storage unit was not heated."
A spokesperson for the Portage County Coroner's Office said an autopsy had been ordered but the results indicating cause of death are pending.
Police notified Rezek's brother, Paul Rezek, of Middle Bass, OH.
Prusha said it appeared that Richard Rezek may have been living in the storage unit.
"It looked like ... he had been staying there," Prusha said. "And I don’t know that anybody knew that he was doing that."