Partially decomposed body found in north Toledo basement - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Partially decomposed body found in north Toledo basement

Crews attempting to remove asbestos from the home on the right, found a partially decomposed body in the basement. Crews attempting to remove asbestos from the home on the right, found a partially decomposed body in the basement.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Two men attempting to remove asbestos from an abandoned north Toledo home Wednesday discovered a partially decomposed body, Toledo Police say.

The body was found around 11 a.m. Wednesday in the basement of a home in the 400 block of Streicher Street.

Police say the crew saw a blanket near the bottom of a stairway. After they tried to kick the blanket out of the way, the workers discovered human legs. The men immediately left the house and called police.

The home was set to be demolished after the asbestos was removed.

Police say they are investigating the case as a homicide and awaiting autopsy results to determine the person's identity and cause of death. They believe the body has been there for more than a week.

"They'll be able to tell exactly how tall the person was and estimate a weight, you know. They can tell by some of the physical attributes, you know, the race, if it was a man or a woman. Stuff that they can do much more definitively than we can here at the scene," said Sgt. Tim Noble with the Toledo Police Department.

The scientific investigation unit was in the process of combing through the home for more evidence.

Police say they will check their list of missing persons to see if they have a match.

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.

  • Partially decomposed body found in north Toledo basementMore>>

  • CONNECT WITH US

    CONNECT WITH US

    LIKE us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter -  Get Text & Email Alerts - Download our Apps - Send us photos & videoMore >>
    LIKE us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter -  Get Text & Email Alerts - Download our Apps - Send us photos & videoMore >>
  • NEWSMore>>

  • 2 injured in accident at I-10 and Menge Ave.

    2 injured in accident at I-10 and Menge Ave.

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-07-23 02:32:29 GMT

    Two people were injured Saturday evening after a pick-up truck ran off the road and hit a parked 18-wheeler at I-10 and Menge Ave.

    More >>

    Two people were injured Saturday evening after a pick-up truck ran off the road and hit a parked 18-wheeler at I-10 and Menge Ave.

    More >>
  • Shuckers OF Michael Choice heads to Korea

    Shuckers OF Michael Choice heads to Korea

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:41:30 GMT
    Shuckers outfielder Michael Choice heads to the dugout after scoringShuckers outfielder Michael Choice heads to the dugout after scoring
    The Milwaukee Brewers announced the following roster move: ·        OF Michael Choice has been reinstated from the temporary inactive list and released; his contract has been sold to the Nexen Heroes in the KBO. Choice, 27, was placed on the temporary inactive list on Wednesday. The Brewers sold Choice’s contract to the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization. After being signed by the Brewers on May 5, Choice batted .272 for...More >>
    The Milwaukee Brewers announced the following roster move: ·        OF Michael Choice has been reinstated from the temporary inactive list and released; his contract has been sold to the Nexen Heroes in the KBO. Choice, 27, was placed on the temporary inactive list on Wednesday. The Brewers sold Choice’s contract to the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization. After being signed by the Brewers on May 5, Choice batted .272 for...More >>
  • Pascagoula leaders consider changing city logo

    Pascagoula leaders consider changing city logo

    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:41:45 GMT

    Recent talks of changing the well-known Pascagoula log is causing quite the stir on social media. 

    More >>

    Recent talks of changing the well-known Pascagoula log is causing quite the stir on social media. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly