Death Investigation Active In Chauncey

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The death of a Chauncey woman is now being investigated as a homicide, officials say.
sheriffAthens County Sheriff Rodney Smith said the Ohio Attorney General’s Office’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been called in to process the scene at a home on Mill Street in Chauncey.
The death of Mary Robinson, 71, was reported on Saturday, after sheriff’s deputies were called to conduct a well-being check on Robinson.
Robinson was found dead inside the home.
No cause of death is being released at this time, but Smith said his office does not believe there is a threat to the community.

“We have no reason to believe that,” Smith said. “We’re actively investigating the situation and we just can’t divulge a lot of information right now.”

Smith declined to discuss suspects or other aspects of the investigation as it continues.

This is a developing story. WOUB News will update the story as more information is available.