Findlay woman’s death ruled an accident

A Findlay woman whose body was discovered on the north side of Hancock County 215, east of Hancock County 18, in February died of combined drug toxicity, principally fentanyl, according to a coroner’s report. Her death was ruled an accident.

Danielle Rice, 28, died Feb. 4. According to the coroner’s report, her naked body was covered with garbage bags.

Her body was identified by tattoos, according to the coroner’s report.

Her death was initially ruled a homicide. Sheriff’s deputies said in February that they suspected Rice was not killed in the area where the body was found, because there were no signs of a struggle in the area.

Sheriff Mike Heldman said Friday that the case has been turned over to the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office, though the investigation remains open.


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