Body found in basement of Sandusky house fire

Man, 86, found stabbed to death


SANDUSKY -- An 86-year-old man was found stabbed multiple times inside his Campbell Street home after a fire was put out Tuesday night.

George Martin was found in his basement, said Sandusky police Sgt. Dana Newell.

A 911 call about the burning home at 2201 Campbell was made at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sandusky firefighters put out the fire and, once inside, found the body.

It also appeared that there were multiple points of origin for the fire, the sergeant said.

The sergeant and Erie County Coroner Dr. Brian Baxter went into the home and, after looking at the body, were able to see that Mr. Martin suffered “multiple stab wounds.”

Mr. Martin's wife was not at home at the time of the fire and no one else was inside.

The sergeant said no charges were filed; he did not comment on any persons of interest.

The body has been transported to the Lucas County Coroner's Office for an autopsy.