The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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March 31, 2014

Woman’s death considered ‘suspicious’

AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP —  The death of an 82-year-old woman Sunday is under investigation by the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department.

“At 11:20 a.m. this morning, we received a 911 call about a deceased elderly female at her residence,” Sheriff William Johnson said Sunday. The Sheriff’s Department and the Ashtabula County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene.

Chief investigator with the coroner’s office, Rich Mongell, confirmed Mary F. Martinchuk was found in her home at 1868 Sexton Road by a neighbor who reportedly helped get her mail and shovel her sidewalk.

Johnson said the death appears suspicious at this time, and the body was taken to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Mongell said, “We’re hoping to get a preliminary cause of death Monday afternoon. They will begin the autopsy sometime in the morning, so preliminary results should be in by the afternoon.”

The neighbor reportedly went to check on Martinchuk, knocked on the door, and when no one answered, found the door was unlocked, Johnson said. The neighbor then entered the house and found Martinchuk deceased and called 911.

The case is still under investigation.

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