The new owner of a Cleveland Heights home made the horrific discovery of a decomposing body in the property’s basement, police said.
Officers were at the scene in the 2700 block of Noble Road at around 11:41 a.m. Tuesday after the man called 911 to report the discovery.
The victim was later identified as 71-year-old Nina Fielden. She was the former owner of the property.
“The person who found Ms. Fielden’s body told detectives that he had recently purchased the home through Cuyahoga County as part of a sheriff’s sale,” said Mike Thomas, the Director of Communications and Public Engagement for Cleveland Heights.
“He told detectives he had visited the site to check on the property.”