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Cops: Body of a Slain Woman Hanging from a Fence Was Mistaken for Halloween Decoration

Donnie Cochenour, 27, has been arrested for the slaying of an Ohio woman whose body was left hanging on a fence, police said. (Chillicothe Police) Donnie Cochenour, 27, has been arrested for the slaying of an Ohio woman whose body was left hanging on a fence, police said. (Chillicothe Police)

An Ohio woman was brutally beaten and her body was hanged from a fence, where it was initially mistaken for a Halloween decoration, authorities said.

Police in Chillicothe announced Wednesday they had arrested Donnie Cochenour, 27, on a murder charge based on information from an informant, the Dayton Daily News reported.

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Rebecca Cade's body was found hanging by a sleeve from a fence by contractors who had first thought it was a spooky display for the upcoming holiday.

The woman’s cause of death was multiple blows to the head, cops said. She was 31.

Cochenour is being held on $1 million bail, police said.

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Since last year, four other women have been found dead in the area and police say the victims were connected through heroin use and prostitution.

Police did not link Cochenour to the previous homicides. It was not known whether he had an attorney.

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