Shooting death investigated

A Fostoria woman was found dead with a gunshot wound to her chest early this morning.

Detective Sgt. Kevin Reinbolt of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said the husband of Brenda Lonsway, 63, called 911 at 3:59 a.m. to report finding his wife with a gunshot wound to her chest at their residence, 4581 N. US 23. Reinbolt said Lonsway, who was deceased upon law enforcement’s arrival, was taken to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

He said the shooting is now being ruled as suspicious because there are a lot of questions that need to be answered. “Suicide is definitely not being ruled out,” he said.