Woman found dead in north-side home died of suicide

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A woman found dead in a northern Allen County home in September died of suicide, the Allen County coroner has determined.

It was around 8:45 a.m. Sept. 5 when police and medics were called to a home at 4928 of Primitivo Pass, inside the Sorrento neighborhood off Tonkel and Union Chapel roads. There, officers found a woman dead inside the home.

Two days later, the Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 57-year-old Debra E. Recchia. An autopsy showed that Recchia bled to death from a stab wound or cut.

The manner of her death, though, was not released at the time.

This week, the coroner’s office said Recchia had died of suicide.