Housemate finds dead body in Fremont - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Housemate finds dead body in Fremont

Police were called to this Fremont home shortly before 2 a.m. after a body was found. (Photo by: Crystal Clark) Police were called to this Fremont home shortly before 2 a.m. after a body was found. (Photo by: Crystal Clark)
FREMONT, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Fremont police say a body was found in a house on the 100 block of Morrison Street early Wednesday morning.

According to Police Chief Tim Wiersma, officers were unable to identify the victim as male or female. He says the body is not decomposed, but appears to be an adult. They say the body was discovered by a housemate.

Few other details about the victim are being released as an investigation into what they're calling a suspicious death continues. The body was sent to the Lucas County Coroner's Office for an autopsy.

Police know the occupants of the house, but don't know if the homeowner is related to the dead person.

Neighbor Joe Stegman, who lives just a few houses away from the crime scene, says he and the man he believes was killed were supposed to go fishing.

"Now I'll be fishing alone. It's sad."

Stegman says he moved from New York to Fremont to escape crime, but after the incident Wednesday morning, he no longer feels safe in his neighborhood.

"I've already talked to my landlord. We're going to move out of Fremont, guaranteed. I have four small children within a block of a crime like this. We're moving," said Stegman.

Another neighbor, who did not want to be identified, says she saw several people going in and out of the home from her living room window across the street. She said the main resident was a man who appeared to be in his 30s. She said he sometimes sat out on his front porch, but mostly kept to himself.

Police will not release the victim's gender or identity until family members have been notified and an autopsy is complete.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact the Fremont Police Department at 419-332-6464.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Housemate finds dead body in FremontMore>>

  • Crime Watch

    Crime Watch

    Toledo's best online coverage of local crime investigations and missing persons cases.More >>
    Toledo's best online coverage of local crime investigations and missing persons cases. More >>
  • Housemate finds dead body in FremontMore>>

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Mother locks son in car, attempts to set car on fire

    Mother locks son in car, attempts to set car on fire

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:39 AM EDT2017-06-29 15:39:37 GMT
    Sherri Richter (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)Sherri Richter (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

    A Monroe County mother is in jail after trying to set a car on fire with her son inside on Tuesday.

    More >>

    A Monroe County mother is in jail after trying to set a car on fire with her son inside on Tuesday.

    More >>
  • Local actress to become series regular on CBS show 'Zoo'

    Local actress to become series regular on CBS show 'Zoo'

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-06-29 15:37:23 GMT
    Gracie Dzienny (Source: IMBD)Gracie Dzienny (Source: IMBD)
    Some of you might be familiar with the TV show "Zoo" that airs on CBS. The show is based on a book by best-selling author James Patterson in which animals start planning coordinated attacks on humans.  The cast if fairly unknown, but you might recognize a familiar face if you live in Toledo.  Gracie Dzienny, who will play Clementine Lewis on the show, is a native of Toledo.  The 21-year-old and youngest of three siblings started her career as a model after...More >>
    Some of you might be familiar with the TV show "Zoo" that airs on CBS. The show is based on a book by best-selling author James Patterson in which animals start planning coordinated attacks on humans.  The cast if fairly unknown, but you might recognize a familiar face if you live in Toledo.  Gracie Dzienny, who will play Clementine Lewis on the show, is a native of Toledo.  The 21-year-old and youngest of three siblings started her career as a model after...More >>
  • TPD looking for 13-year-old boy

    TPD looking for 13-year-old boy

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:20 AM EDT2017-06-29 15:20:37 GMT
    Jordan Phillips (Source: TPD)Jordan Phillips (Source: TPD)
     The Toledo Police Department is searching for a 13-year-old boy who has been missing since Wednesday.  Police say Jordan Phillips was last seen on Wednesday around 2 p.m. Police say Phillips was supposed to be at the East Toledo Community Center around that time, but never showed up.  He is described as a white male standing at 5'3" and weighing 120 pounds. Phillips has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a green shirt, blue jeans and hiking bo...More >>
     The Toledo Police Department is searching for a 13-year-old boy who has been missing since Wednesday.  Police say Jordan Phillips was last seen on Wednesday around 2 p.m. Police say Phillips was supposed to be at the East Toledo Community Center around that time, but never showed up.  He is described as a white male standing at 5'3" and weighing 120 pounds. Phillips has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a green shirt, blue jeans and hiking bo...More >>
Powered by Frankly