Neighbors mistake body of murdered Ohio woman for Halloween decoration

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2015) — Authorities have identified a woman whose body was found dangling from a chain-link fence in a southern Ohio city.

Law enforcement officials in Chillicothe said Wednesday that 31-year-old Rebecca Cade was apparently in a fight, ran from her attacker, got into a lot surrounded by a fence, then got stuck on the fence trying to get out.

Cade’s body was found Tuesday. According to WKRC, neighbors thought her body was a Halloween decoration or prank, but construction workers called police when they realized it was an actual body.

Police say her death isn’t related to a string of suspicious deaths and disappearances of local women. Ross County Prosecutor Matt Schmidt says a bloody rock recovered by investigators was apparently used in the attack.

Earlier Wednesday a judge ordered 27-year-old Donnie Cochenour Jr. held on $2 million bond after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder in Cade’s death.

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