Decomposing body found in basement of Cleveland Heights home

Ohio officials say a man found a decomposing body in the basement of a home recently purchased. (Source: WOIO)
Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 2:26 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2022 at 3:30 PM EST

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - A man found a decomposing body in the basement of a home he owns Tuesday morning, according to Cleveland Heights Director of Communications Mike Thomas.

Thomas said the owner recently purchased the property in the 2700 block of Noble Road through a Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s sale.

The homeowner called police around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday after finding the body.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Nina Fielden, 71. According to Thomas, Fielden is the prior owner of the home.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said he found “no signs of trauma” on Fielden’s body.