(12-30-20) On 12-26-2020 at approximately 10:30 PM, the Allen County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding an unresponsive male at the residence of 5720 Clover Ridge Dr. Elida, Ohio.

Upon the arrival of deputies and EMS, they found Jaden L. Oglesbee unresponsive inside the home. Oglesbee was transported to Mercy Health where he was declared deceased.

Due to the circumstances reported to investigating deputies Oglesbee’s death is being investigated as suspicious in nature. Oglesbee’s body was transported to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

The Lucas County Coroner’s Office has listed the death of Jaden L. Oglesbee as a homicide.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau is continuing to investigate the death and working to obtain evidence and additional statements regarding the events that led to Oglesbee’s death.

At this time, the Detective Bureau can confirm that at least one of the causes of death was related to force applied to his neck area by another individual. Toxicology reports for Oglesbee are pending with the Coroner’s Office.

When deputies arrived at the scene, the night of the incident, several family and household members advised them that Oglesbee had been involved in a physical altercation with another person in the home. This individual has not been taken into custody and has not been charged.

The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released as the investigation allows or if criminal charges are filed in the matter.


Jaden Layne Oglesbee, passed away at 11:20 p.m. on December 26, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center.  He was born to Karen and Butch Oglesbee on March 20, 1973, in Lima, Ohio.

From early childhood and throughout his lifetime, sports played a big part in Jaden’s life.  He held a long record for sacks in football as a defensive end at Elida High School, from where he graduated in 1991.  Jaden is also remembered for his performance as first baseman in baseball.  He was a loyal fan of Notre Dame, and also enjoyed following the 49ers and the St. Louis Cardinals.  Jaden took extreme pride in his younger relatives, and he sometimes shared special, motivational tips before their games.  He was often spotted, cheering on the sidelines at their practices and events.  Jaden was also an avid disc golfer.

Jaden felt most alive in nature while fishing at the local reservoir or boating at Lake Erie, walking in a park, or looking after the welfare of animals.

Jaden worked numerous jobs over his life, the most recent being with Ameritrans Moving.  Those who knew him best saw the joy that he had while helping neighbors and friends, usually under the radar.  He loved cooking for his family.  Jaden held a special place in his heart for the elderly and for those in need.

Along with his parents, Jaden is survived by a brother, Chad (Tina) Oglesbee and a sister, Angelia (Kevin Bockey) Evans.

Jaden’s Celebration of Life will take place in the Spring at a favorite park.  Family and friends will be notified of the date and the location.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elida Athletic Dept.

Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima.  Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com