By BRIAN BOHNERT
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
Fostoria police are still investigating the death of a 30-year-old woman found Monday night in the front yard of a South Vine Street home.
Emergency personnel were called to 219 S. Vine St. at 8:51 p.m. Monday for an unresponsive female. When police and paramedics arrived on scene, they found the woman lying motionless near a picnic table in the front yard of the residence.
Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno told the Review Times on Tuesday the identity of the woman is Leah White of Findlay.
The Hancock County Coroner’s Office transported the woman from the scene and delivered the body to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office in Toledo for a forensic autopsy.
“The coroner will determine if it was anything medical or if it was something else,” Loreno said, adding it’s not unusual for autopsy reports to take upwards of 12 weeks to complete.
While the cause of death remains unknown, Loreno said his officers have effectively ruled out homicide.
“There did not appear to be any obvious foul play, so we’re continuing our investigation with interviews of the people who last spoke with her,” he said.
The events leading up to the woman’s death are also still under investigation, but the chief said the body was discovered by a friend who had been speaking to her earlier in the evening.
Fostoria Police Division, Fostoria Fire Division, HANCO and the Seneca County Drug Task Force-METRICH Enforcement Unit all reported to the scene Monday night.
Further information will be provided as it becomes available.