Man found dead in Huber Heights home identified, police investigate as homicide

Police are investigating the case of a 59-year-old man found dead Monday afternoon in his Huber Heights home as a homicide.

Crews responded around 4:20 p.m. to James T. “Tommy” Woolard’s home in the 4900 block of Tilbury Road. The report came in as a person not breathing, according to Huber Heights police dispatch.

A 911 caller who identified herself as Woolard’s daughter told a dispatcher he was not moving and blood was on the couch, according to dispatch records.

The caller did not report seeing any weapons nearby.

He was pronounced dead once crews arrived. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said his cause and manner of death have not been determined.

A preliminary incident report listed the offense as aggravated murder, but did not list a suspect. The report said Woolard had been hurt, but only described it as “other major injury.”

Police were at Woolard’s home all evening Monday, at least six hours after the initial report, as they investigated his death.

Huber Heights Police Chief Mark Lightner said neighbors should not be worried for their own safety, but said he could not release information.