An Ohio woman whose body was found hanging from a fence in what witnesses thought was a grisly Halloween prank was identified Wednesday and her alleged killer arrested, according to local media reports.
Fencing contractors discovered a woman's body hanging by the sleeve from a fence on a residential street in Chillicothe, and initially thought the body was a Halloween decoration. Items of clothing belonging to the victim were found yards away, the Dayton Daily News reported.
At a news conference Wednesday, police identified the murder victim as 31-year-old Rebecca Cade -- a life-long resident of the community -- and said she died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries to her head and neck, the newspaper reported.
Authorities said 27-year-old Donnie Cochenour was arrested and charged following a tip to police. He is in on jail on a $2 million bond, according to Fox 28.
ICE issued a statement that reads in part: "This incident may have been prevented if ICE had been notified about any of the multiple times Hernandez-Morales was released from local custody over the last few years. This is an impactful, scary example of how public safety is affected by laws or policies limiting local law enforcement agencies' ability to cooperate with ICE."
State Rep. Brandon McGee, D-Hartford, requested the handmade Thin Blue Line Flag be removed but dropped his opposition Thursday after meeting with John Krupinsky, the president of the Connecticut Fraternal Order of Police.
The vehicle fled the shooting scene, and was located a short time later, Gross said. Inside, officers located the shooter, a man in his mid- to late-30s, dead, Gross said. The man has been identified as Kasim Kahrim, 36, of Dorchester.
The chief of the Nashville Metro Police Department took to Twitter late last week to plead for citizens to thank a police officer, appreciate the difficulty of their jobs, and understand that despite being fewer in numbers officers are being asked to do more and more every day.