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Fostoria man’s death determined to be a homicide

FOSTORIA — A man’s death has been determined to be a homicide, according to Fostoria Police Department.

The man was identified as Larry Cole, 66, who lived at the residence at 707 Circle Drive.

About 3 p.m. Friday, a person reported to the police department that a woman who only was wearing a pair of pants was throwing items outside the residence.

Officers observed household items scattered around the yard and unknown writings on the windows of the residence, according to a search warrant filed in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court on Tuesday morning.

An officer knocked on the door, and a topless woman began yelling at him and saying officers needed to leave, it states.

She uttered something about her husband being dead, slammed the door closed, answered again and was holding a drawer full of items from a kitchen cabinet in her hands, it states.

The woman threw the drawer at an officer, the search warrant states.

Officers discovered a man inside who was unconscious and not breathing, according to a release from Fostoria Police Department.

Fostoria Fire Division was sent to the scene, and the EMS crew determined he was deceased.

An autopsy was conducted by Lucas County Coroner’s Office.

A woman transported from the scene for evaluation is being held at Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo, according to the police department.

No charges in connection to the death had been filed Tuesday.

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted at the scene.

“As with any criminal investigation, it is critical that all of the facts and evidence are collected and processed for a competent product to be presented to the prosecutor,” Chief Keith Loreno of Fostoria Police Department said in a release.

Fostoria Police Department had responded to the residence Feb. 19 for a report of menacing, according to the search warrant filed in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court.

A woman explained that her roommate just was released from a mental hospital the day before and was not acting right, the search warrant states.

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