May death of BGSU historian ruled a homicide

12/24/2013
BLADE STAFF
Dawn Glanz
Dawn Glanz

BOWLING GREEN - The May 9 death of an art historian who taught at Bowling Green State University has been ruled a homicide, police said today.

Police Maj. Tony Hetrick said Dawn Glanz died of sharp force injury to the scalp. No charges have been filed in her death, which was ruled a homicide by Dr. Douglas W. Hess.

"We continue to investigate," he said. "The case has been active since it began May 9."

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Ms. Glanz, 66, died in her home. At the time, police said her death was considered suspicious.

In a related matter, U.S. District Court Judge James Carr issued a temporary restraining order barring Robert Brown in June from holding the sale or disposing of any of the assets of his late wife.

According to an earlier complaint filed against Mr. Brown by his wife’s sister, Mr. Brown “reportedly indicated that Ms. Glanz suffered a stroke, which caused her death, however, injuries found during a preliminary examination of her body suggested the cause of death may have been from unnatural causes.”

Mr. Brown, 68, and Ms. Glanz were married in 2001. The couple had gone out to dinner and gotten ice cream the night before she died, Mr. Brown's attorney, Jerry Phillips, had told The Blade. Mr. Brown then spent the night at the couple's Toledo house; Ms. Glanz went home to Bowling Green.