UPDATED: Firefighters find woman's body in central Toledo home

(The Blade/Andy Morrison)
(The Blade/Andy Morrison)
Update by LS


CENTRAL TOLEDO (WTOL) -Police tell us they are not suspecting foul play in Wednesday night's fatal fire.

The blaze broke out just before 9 p.m. night in the 800 block of Nesslewood in central Toledo.

Investigators say the fire was contained to an upstairs bedroom and the body was found in a closet in that room. The victim was a woman.

No one else was in the vacant house.

Neighbors tell us homeless people and drug users often stayed there.

Courtesy of News 11's media partner The Blade:

TOLEDO - The body of a woman was found about 9:05 last night on the second floor of a vacant house in central Toledo as firefighters were extinguishing a blaze at the structure, authorities said.

Firefighters were sent to the house at 811 Nesslewood Ave. about 8:50 p.m.

The body was found in a closet area, which reportedly had been set on fire, authorities said. A short time later, firefighters putting out hot spots were told to treat the area as a crime scene.

The identity of the woman was not released pending notification of relatives.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Lucas County Coroner's Office. Police and arson investigators were at the scene.

The house, built in 1913, is owned by Dean Rahe of Genoa. It has an estimated value of $22,800, according to the Lucas County Auditor's Office.

Source: The Blade