Autopsy performed on Holland woman


The cause of death for an 84-year-old Holland woman whose body was found in a ditch Sunday will not be known for several weeks, although authorities said foul play is not suspected.

An autopsy was performed Monday on Adamae Schooner. Dr. Maneesha Pandey, a Lucas County deputy coroner, said Ms. Schooner did not have injuries that were “immediately fatal,” but added that she did have “abrasions and contusions” on her face and legs that appeared to be from a fall.

Dr. Pandey said she will review Ms. Schooner’s medical history and get results from toxicology tests before issuing a ruling. Toxicology tests typically take 6 to 8 weeks.

Ms. Schooner, who was reported missing Sunday, had left a note at home saying she was going out for food.

Her grandson, Robert Wilson, who helped coordinate the search from his home in Cincinnati, said Ms. Schooner was recently diagnosed with dementia. He said he did not know where in Holland she was found or how far from home she had walked.