Kelley's Island Death

Kelley's Island, OH - The Erie County Sheriff and Kelley's Island Police Deparments are investigating the cause of death of a Sandusky man, whose body was found in the waters of Lake Erie at the Portside Marina on Kelley's Island on Saturday August 5th, 2006.

At approximately 3:26pm, the Kelley's Island Police Department received a report of a body in the water in the area of the marina from a pleasure boater. Officers immediately responded to the scene and discovered the body of Joesph A. Ortolani, age 41, of Mulrwood Village subdivision, Sandusky.

The body was transported to the Lucas County Coroner's Office in Toledo, Ohio for autopsy.

Based upon the initial investigation and examination, no signs of foul play have been noted. The investigation into Mr. Ortolani's death is continuing pending the autopsy report.