Ruling: Warren woman died before fire set

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A Warren woman found inside a burning house last week in Warren was dead before the fire started, the Trumbull County Coroner ruled on Tuesday.

The death of Lori Wishart, 41, was ruled a homicide and the coroner said she died of asphyxiation. However, it is still unknown exactly how Wishart died.

“We don’t know if she was strangled, choked or by what method.  It’s lack of oxygen and we know that happened prior to the fire,” said Warren police Lt. Jeff Cole.

Wishart’s body was pulled from a burning duplex at 461 Parkman Road. S.W. on Friday. Crews were called to the building around 1:30 p.m. and found Wishart’s body in a first floor bedroom.

Cole said someone set the fire to cover up the murder.

The fire  was ruled “suspicious” from the start, but investigators would not say why they ruled that way. Now, investigators are trying to piece together the events leading up to Wishart’s death.

Cole said no arrests have been made at this time, and there are no suspects. He asked anyone with information to call the Warren police department.

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