Huron County man found dead at 'extremely violent crime scene'

Baseline Road resident "found face down in a pool of blood."
Scott Seitz2
Jun 4, 2013


A Baseline Road man was killed late Sunday night -- an apparent victim of a violent attack.

Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said deputies were called to 4012 Baseline Road, Apt. 3, shortly after 10 p.m.

"When officers arrived, we found a man down at the residence, just outside of Celeryville," the sheriff said.

"Deputies, along with rescue squads, quickly determined there was a death at the scene," Howard added.

The victim's identity has yet to be confirmed, Howard said Monday.

"This was an extremely violent crime scene," the sheriff said.

Border Patrol interpreters and officers from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation also assisted at the scene.

"Our detectives are also working the investigation," Howard said. "We will continue this investigation. There is significant secondary work to do along with interviewing potential witnesses."

Officers worked all through the night.

"The body has been sent to Lucas County for an autopsy to determine the official cause of death," Howard said.

"The young man is a foreign national," is all the sheriff would say about the man's identity.

No suspect or suspects have been arrested.

Howard said the crime scene was one of the most violent he's seen throughout his entire law-enforcement career.

"There were obvious signs of struggle," he added.

Huron County Chief Deputy Ted Patrick also responded to the scene and described what he saw.

"The victim was found face down in a pool of blood," he said. "There were signs of struggle."

Patrick said officers were interviewing farm workers who reside in the area as potential witnesses.

Patrick said the bulk of the investigation is being handled by a number of deputies, but as the process moves forward two detectives will likely be assigned the case.

Authorities haven't determined the cause of the struggle at the crime scene.

"We're hoping to determine that as we continue to interview people," Patrick said. "We'll continue to gather more information and details."



Reading about this all day on facebook. Maybe you guys should get an account.

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Media outlets would be irresponsible if they used things "they read on Facebook"!!


I was looking for this all day. You want to report stupid stories but I couldnt get updates from a murder???????wth

former local

Cant do it until information is confirmed.


was all in Mansfield paper, and Bucyrus Teleform way before Reflector got to it.


"Foreign National"?? is that what we call illegal alien nowaday's? My goodness say it how it is. "An illegal unknown, has been killed and we can't get any cooperation out of anyone, let alone understand what they are saying. No way of tracking his "real"name or age." "no way of forcing anyone to cooperate." Doubt if will learn any new evidence, because i think the local sheriff's dept. will get in trouble from the fed's, if they try to charge anyone with a crime. This is what we get..

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Let the racist comments begin...


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Mexican isn't a race?

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No, Mexican is a nationality idiot.

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Hispanic is a race.....Mexican is a nationality. Nothing wrong with identifying someone by race or nationality without bringing out the race card.


If you want to be technical Hispanics are actually a member of the caucasion race, but that really doesn't matter......does it?

Yall Make Me Sick

Don't you mean Caucasian race?


thanks, spell check error (my excuse anyhow)

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My thoughts exactly.....


Foreign National.........According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security a foreign national is defined simply as "an individual who is a citizen of any country other than the United States."[3] The Brookhaven National Laboratory, under direction from the U.S. Department of Energy, further explains that, from the perspective of the United States, a foreign national is, "A person who was born outside the jurisdiction of the United States, is a citizen of a foreign country, and has not become a naturalized U.S. citizen under U.S. law. This includes Legal Permanent Residents (also known as Permanent Resident Aliens)."[4] This definition presumably also applies to anyone who has successfully renounced his or her U.S. citizenship.
The term "foreign national" came into usage when the previously used term "foreigner" developed negative connotations. They are synonyms.

SOOOO it easily could have been someone who was working on the farms with a work Visa.



BTW: Mexicans are primarily a blending of Indians and Spanish. Thank Cortés who helped to birth the first.


truckin Many Hispanics work at the muck on LEGAL WORK VISA'S issued by the US GOVERNMENT. Is it so bad to work hard to provide some money for your family ?


Not too many.


Sadly this will be about all you read on this. The fact that this person was an immigrant and likely a migrant worker will be enough for the local authorities not to spend too much energy on this.

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But had they not been a "national foreigner" the cops would be all over it. It's sad when your murder isn't important enough to solve just because the status of your nationality. Make us all mute, blind & deaf and nobody would know the meaning of racism.


Wait....they aren't looking into solving this murder? Wow, you must have inside knowledge that the local law enforcement opened the door...saw it was a Hispanic male and made the decision on the spot to just shut the door, not investigate and call it a natural death.

Boy the things people post on there. IQ levels dropping in Huron County DAILY!!!!!!!


You are almost single-handedly responsible for the drop in IQ.


And that is why they had BCI out there Sunday night until at least late Monday evening.?.


They were just weeding out their own...taking care of their own problems out there...

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Aww, did you get your feelings hurt??

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I don't even understand where this comment is going?