Streetsboro -- While police are awaiting a report from the Summit County Medical Examiner, Streetsboro Police Lt. Darin Powers said the department is not actively investigating the Sept. 17 death of 36-year-old Melissa A. Wilcox at her St. Nicholas Drive home.
"Technically," Powers said, the case is still open, but "there's really no current investigation going on."
Some officers have heard rumors from around town that foul play may have been involved, but there appears to be nothing to them, he said.
"There are absolutely no indications that this is anything more than a medical issue, right now," he said.
Because Mrs. Wilcox, 36, was relatively young, Powers said the police department called out a team from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation to collect evidence from the site because "we just wanted to err on the side of caution."
"To me, that's the only reason rumors could have gotten started," he said. "We were there for awhile. It was all precautionary."
Tom Decker, an investigator for the Portage County Coroner's Office, agreed with police that "the death appears natural."
"The preliminary investigation does not indicate foul play," said Decker.
The Portage County Coroner's Office routinely sends cases requiring autopsies to the Summit County Medical Examiner because the Portage County office doesn't have the facilities to perform them, according to an official from the office.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's report is due in about six to seven weeks, according to Decker.