On 02/18/2022, the Lucas County Coroner’s Office performed autopsies on the bodies of 76-year-old Nora E. Pryba and 67-year-old John Pryba. The bodies were recovered by first responders to a house fire in Swanton, Ohio the morning of 02/17/2022. In the case of Nora Pryba, thermal burn injuries, as well as blunt force head trauma, were present; manner of death is ruled as a homicide. For John Pryba, thermal burn injuries and superficial sharp force injuries were present; manner of death is ruled as suicide. The final cause of death in both cases is still pending further investigation with toxicology testing and carbon monoxide levels.
Thomas Blomquist M.D./Ph.D.
Deputy Coroner of Lucas County