Passerby finds woman deceased in car in Piqua

A suspicious death is under investigation after a woman was found dead Sunday morning in a car parked in Piqua.

A passerby found the woman, identified as 61-year-old Jeanine Andres, around 9:30 a.m. in the driver’s seat of a car in a remote area of a parking lot in the 900 block of East Ash Street between Cracker Barrel and the Baymont by Wyndham hotel, said Deputy Chief Marty Grove of the Piqua Police Department.

“There was no obvious signs of trauma … no indication of foul play,” Grove said.

The car had been parked in the same spot since Thursday, he said.

Andres most recently lived in Dayton but is formerly of Piqua and has family in Piqua, Grove said.

An autopsy will be conducted, he said, but a preliminary cause of death was not available.

Miami County Coroner Dr. Bill Ginn said they’re waiting for toxicology reports to come back, which could take up to eight weeks.

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