This great tragedy happened in Chillicothe, Ohio when a 31 year old mother named Rebecca Cade lost her life. She was found hanging from a chain link fence. At first, nearby construction workers thought it was someone playing a prank on them, until later it was realized she was really dead.
A neighbor told their young daughter, that the woman’s body was “just a dummy”. The same neighbor said, “It was so awful that I thought the prank went too far.”
Rebecca Cade ended up dying from severe injuries to both her head and neck according to Police Chief Keith Washburn. He explained that a rock was used about the size of a grapefruit to inflict the blunt force trauma to Rebecca.
Police went on to explain that this was an isolated incident. However, previously there have been 6 others women from the Chillicothe area, who have gone missing or were found dead recently. Mothers of those women are offering support.
“By the time this all ends it will probably be connected in some way shape or form,” said Yvonne Boggs, mother of Charlotte Trago, the first to go missing.
Apparently, Rebecca suffered from learning disabilities and also had child with fetal alcohol syndrome. She was a long-time resident in this neighborhood. According to neighbors, Rebecca was both sweet and overly trusting.
“She was very gullible, very easily misled, as long as she thought you were her friend she would do just about anything for you,” one neighbor told WKRC.
Her killer was captured and later confessed to her murder. Now, 27 year old Donnie Cochenour Jr. is behind bars on a $2 million dollar bond.
According to Ohio’s WKRC, construction workers made the grim discovery at around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. They mistakenly thought her corpse was just a Halloween decoration. Others who wandered through the neighborhood also made the same mistake. Rebecca’s lifeless body, was left on a fence dangling for hours. Her sleeve was caught on the fence as well along with her left hand up.
“It was the worst Halloween scene you could ever imagine,” said resident Tammy Dixon.
“My heart goes out to the family,” said Angela Robinson, whose daughter, Tameka Lynch, was found dead. “No parent is ever supposed to feel this pain. You’re not supposed to bury your child.”
A task force has been put together, hopefully this will help determine what happened to the other missing or deceased women.