Woman’s death ruled suicide

The death of a Fostoria woman found Friday at her residence with a gunshot wound has been ruled suicide.

Detective Sgt. Kevin Reinbolt of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said the Lucas County Coroner ruled the death of Brenda L. Lonsway, 63, as suicide following an autopsy.

Lonsway was found by her husband at their North US 23 residence early Friday morning with a gunshot wound to her chest. A gun was located near her.

Lonsway’s death was initially investigated as suspicious. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to the residence to assist deputies in the investigation.