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Published: Monday, 9/16/2002

Body of woman, 24, found near Oak Street

A body of a 24-year-old woman was found yesterday just off a parking lot behind 966 Oak St. by two teenaged girls walking in the area, authorities said.

The woman was identified as Joan Palacio, whose last known address was 1943 South Coy Rd., Northwood, Bob Hannan, a Lucas County coroner's investigator, said. Her body was found on the ground near a lane behind the parking lot, police said.

Police said they were not able to determine a cause a death. An autopsy was scheduled for today.

“There's no doubt foul play was involved but we won't know what until we get into the autopsy,” Mr. Hannon said.

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