Murder victim’s body mistaken for Halloween decoration

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OHIO –Tammy Dixon decorates for the season every year. But what she saw Tuesday morning haunted her.

“It was the worst Halloween scene you could imagine,” Dixon said.

What Dixon thought was a fake zombie, was actually the body of a victim hanging from a fence.

“It was straight out of a horror story. She was hanging over there, her left hand up…When they took her down, it wasn’t a joke. It was for real,” Dixon recalled.

Police identified the body as that of 31-year-old Rebecca Cade.

They say she died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck. Her body was allegedly hanging on the fence overnight.

She’s one of at least six other woman from Chillicothe, Ohio who have been reported missing or dead.

“My heart goes out to the family. No parent is ever supposed to feel this pain. You’re not supposed to bury your child,” Angela Robinson, mother of Tameka Lynch, said.

Tameka Lynch disappeared in May.

Her body was later found near a creek; her killer still on the loose.

However, Tameka wasn’t the first to go missing. Her friend, Charlotte Trego disappeared first.

“I don’t know anything. I don’t know more than the day she disappeared,” Yvonne Boggs, Charlotte’s mother, said.

As for this case, 27-year-old Donnie Cochenour, Jr. has been charged with the murder of Rebecca Cade.

He’s being held on a $2 million bond.

“Please help. Do something. We got kids out here that play. We had an 8 year old seeing that this morning. No kid should have to see that, None. and now we have to pretend it was something else,” Chrissy Young, who lives near crime scene, said.

Police say this is an isolated incident, but these mothers’ intuition are saying otherwise.

“By the time this all ends, it will probably be connected in some way shape or form,” Boggs said. “Somebody knows everything or even just that small, small bit could blow everything wide open.”


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