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Police investigating after Fostoria man’s death is ruled a homicide Staff




FOSTORIA, Ohio — A Fostoria man’s death has been ruled a homicide, according to police.

The investigation started Friday, Feb. 21, when officers from the Fostoria Police Division were dispatched to a home at 707 Circle Drive for a report of a female throwing items out onto the front yard of the residence. It was also reported that she was without clothing.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to a female at the residence who was obviously agitated. While at the scene, officers discovered a male individual inside who was unconscious and not breathing. Fostoria Fire was dispatched to the scene and the male was determined to be deceased by EMS.

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

The determination of  homicide as the cause of death includes the scene findings and the autopsy of the deceased male, identified as 66-year-old Larry Cole, who resided at the Circle Drive home with the woman.

A female was transported from the scene for evaluation and is currently being held at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.

“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,” Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno said in a release.

No charges associated to the death have been filed as of Tuesday morning.

Police will continue to move forward with the investigation and interview individuals that are associated with the case.

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) was contacted to assist Fostoria detectives in the processing of the scene.

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