17-year-old arrested in connection to death of 98-year-old Ohio woman

WADSWORTH, Ohio - A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to the death of a 98-year-old Wadsworth, Ohio woman who was found dead in a "hidden location" inside her home last week.

The teen was in a Cleveland-area location when authorities learned of his involvement in the death of Margaret Douglas, who was reported missing by an out-of-town relative after one of her friends had not been in contact with her since April 3.

RELATED: 98-year-old Wadsworth woman reported missing found dead in 'hidden location' inside her home

The Fairview Park Police Department was contacted and arrested the teen without incident around 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

When authorities did an initial walk-through of Douglas's residence they did not see any evidence of foul play. A second walk-through was conducted and Douglas was found in a closet and concealed with clothing and other various items.

Her death was determined to be suspicious and the case was initiated as a homicide investigation.

Police said it appears the teen acted alone, but the investigation is ongoing.

He was transferred to Medina County Juvenile Detention Center.

Print this article Back to Top