Ohio Body Mistaken for Halloween Decoration and Left Hanging On Fence

635803670417387129-Donnie-Cochenour-Jr-1013As we head to Halloween, there is a chilling case out of Ohio where Chillicothe police say that Donnie Cochenour Jr., 27, got a seasonal break (at least temporarily) on detecting his alleged murder of Rebecca J. Cade, 31. Cade’s body was left hanging on a fence and was mistaken by neighbors as a Halloween decoration.

The “decoration” was found by a man walking his dog and reported by construction workers. A large rock was found with blood on it nearby.

Donnie Cochenour Jr., 27, was later arrested and ordered held on $2 million bond after he pleaded not guilty to murder.

635804969909526263-RebeccaCadeCade apparently knew Cochenour since he was a child — a relationship going back 20 years. Cochenour reportedly admitted that he he had had a physical altercation in the field. Police found a blood trail that indicates that Cade was running from Cochenour and tried to climb the fence in an attempt to get away. She was found hanging from her sleeve and is believed to have died on the fence from blunt force trauma to the head and neck. Her body exhibited “defensive wounds.”

When police arrested Cochenour, they found blood on is clothing.

Given the evidence and statements to the police, the case would appear ripe for a plea bargain.

12 thoughts on “Ohio Body Mistaken for Halloween Decoration and Left Hanging On Fence”

  1. I would like someone from the Innocence Project to chime in today and discuss this rush to judgment on not just this guy but most criminal defendants who get their day in the news. Right now we have a circumstantial evidence case. There is nothing, no witness, putting him at the crime scene. Maybe she had just assaulted him. Maybe they both are wacko. Maybe she banged herself on the head and hung herself on the fence after a run in with him. Maybe her boyfriend did it to get even with her for consorting with the defendant. Yeah, ripe for a plea bargain.

    The Innocence Project needs to project itself into law schools. The law schools are not doing a good job.

  2. bam, Neck tattoos do seem to indicate self identifying sociopaths. I saw my first neck tattoos back in the 70’s working @ Leavenworth. That was before tattoos became mainstream and ubiquitous. Most were prison tattoos that are crude and ominous.

  3. The case would appear ripe for a plea bargaining?
    It might be “ripe” after some discovery was concluded.

  4. “Hughes, whose brother is the child’s father, added: ‘She was always running the streets and always doing drugs but she had people who loved her. I hope she knew that.”
    (Daily Mail)

    Other articles described her as simple, and that her mother was raising her child.

  5. Micah 6:8: “What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with God.”

  6. I love the part about him walking his god. And the part about her hanging by her leave. I don’t feel so bad about my typos now☺️

    As for mistaking the victim for a very realistic Halloween decoration, good thing no teens tried stealing it at night, as teens are wont to do. What a fright that would’ve been.

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