ELIDA — The “suspicious death” of a man whose body was found in an Elida home has been ruled a homicide, the Lucas County Coroner’s Office reported.
The Allen County Sheriff’s office opened an investigation into the death of Jaden L. Oglesbee on Saturday after deputies found the 47-year-old Elida man unresponsive inside a house on 5720 Clover Ridge Drive, where Oglesbee lived with his parents.
The death, which was deemed “suspicious in nature,” was caused in part by “force applied to his neck area by another individual,” the Sheriff’s office said in a press release on Wednesday.
According to the press release, several family and household members told deputies on Saturday that Oglesbee had been in a physical altercation with another individual in the home. As of Wednesday afternoon, that individual has not been taken into custody and has not been charged with a crime.
Oglesbee was a 1991 graduate of Elida High School, playing on the Bulldogs football team, where as a defensive end he set a record for quarterback sacks. He remained active in Elida sports.
He is survived by his parents, Karen and Butch Oglesbee, a brother, Chad, and a sister, Angelia (Kevin Bockey) Evans.
The investigation is ongoing.