Perrysburg police await coroner’s report, investigating body fou - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Perrysburg police await coroner’s report, investigating body found in duplex

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • DirecTV subscribers: You have options

    DirecTV subscribers: You have options

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:44:46 GMT
    At WTOL 11, nothing is more important to us than providing Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite CBS programming.
    At WTOL 11, nothing is more important to us than providing Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan with the very best in local news and weather, along with your favorite CBS programming.
  • Family says man beaten, shot over mixed-race grandchildren

    Family says man beaten, shot over mixed-race grandchildren

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
    A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shot
    A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."

  • Ottawa County Sheriff's Dept. investigating Put-in-Bay Police Dept.

    Ottawa County Sheriff's Dept. investigating Put-in-Bay Police Dept.

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:17:58 GMT
    The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department has launched an investigation into complaints it's received about the Put-In-Bay Police Department. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is also getting involved. Sheriff
    The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is also getting involved.
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Perrysburg Township police are still investigating what happened one day after a body was discovered in a home on Washington Street.

Emergency responders were called to the home on a report of a fire in the mulch outside the duplex. Once the fire was extinguished, crews entered the home to check the safety of everyone there.

Police say they found a body inside the home. It took some time for police to obtain a search warrant and re-enter the home. When they did, the body was removed and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrived to look into the death.

All crime scene tape has been removed Thursday June 19. The Lucas County coroner has ruled this investigation inclusive so far. Police stopped surveillance on the duplex Thursday afternoon. Many questions are still unanswered about what happened.

"I was shocked. I wasn't aware that anything was going on until a neighbor of mine said something about a house on fire and they found a body," said Perrysburg Heights resident Philip Buck.

A fire turned death investigation has left many community members stunned. They are unsure if the victim died of natural causes or if something more sinister happened inside.

"We had a call that there was a fire in the mulch area near the house. We went there and the caller was a little concerned because he said somebody was in the house he thought," said Deputy Chief Mike Gilmore, Perrysburg Township Police.

Police are awaiting the coroner's report before they can move forward in their investigation.

"They did complete it but there are still some things they are going to be checking. So we're still kind of undetermined exactly what happened," said Gilmore.

While investigators search for answers, neighbors say to not jump to conclusions based on the location.

"I think they try to stereotype it. We're not the richest community you know, but they are hardworking people just trying to make a living like everybody else," said Buck.

All names are being withheld until family members have been notified.

Follow Toledo News Now:

Mobile users, click on the "video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Perrysburg police await coroner’s report, investigating body found in duplexMore>>

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.