On September 9, 2023, the Lucas County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy on the body of 78-year-old Barbara Hite and found the cause of death to be multiple blunt force injuries. The manner of death is classified as homicide. Ms Hite was transported from her residence in Temperance, Michigan to Toledo Hospital where she was declared dead on September 8, 2023, at 2:55 p.m.
Dwayne Wolf M.D./Ph.D.
Deputy Coroner of Lucas County