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Forensic investigators probe death of elderly woman

Austinburg Township, Ashtabula County Austinburg Township, Ashtabula County

Tuesday, forensic investigators returned to the home of the elderly woman found dead in her Ashtabula County home.

Mary Martinchuk, 82, was found dead in her Austinburg Township home on Sunday morning. A concerned neighbor came to check on her and found her body. Martinchuk was described as frail and used a walker to get around.

Ashtabula County Sheriff William Johnson tells 19 Action News that right now, investigators are no closer to an answer to the mystery than they were on Sunday morning. The department is investigating her death as suspicious.

Investigators remained inside Martinchuk's home for about an hour and left carrying what may have been additional evidence.

The next door neighbor who found Martinchuk had no comment, but told Reporter Paul Orlousky that she is frightened because she simply doesn't know what to think.

An autopsy is expected to be complete by Tuesday afternoon.

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