Man found injured at home dies; autopsy next

A Fostoria man who was recently found injured in his home died Friday at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

Sgt. Don Joseph of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said law enforcement is awaiting autopsy results and medical records pertaining to Russell E. Poole Sr., 72, who had been found injured July 21 inside his residence by a neighbor at Hopewell Estates, 8702 W. SR 18.

Poole was first transported to ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital and then taken to a Toledo hospital, where medical staff notified law enforcement that Poole’s injuries possibly were from an assault.

July 22, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation conducted a search warrant at Poole’s residence.

Joseph said the incident is under investigation and Poole will have an autopsy performed at the Lucas County Coroner’s Office.

“Before trying to make a determination, we need all of the information,” Joseph said. “That will be up to what medical records and what the autopsy indicate.”