PAINESVILLE — Local caterer Timothy Meola was found dead Saturday in his Painesville apartment, according to several sources.

He was murdered sometime overnight, according to employees at Guyreino's Deli/Meola Catering in Ashtabula.

Meola, 65, was found by a family member after he was supposed to cater an event and didn't show up. His employees called a family member, who went to check on him and found his body.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and the Lake County Coroner's investigator were on the scene Saturday afternoon but are not releasing any information at this time.

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