Neighbors thought body of murdered woman hanging from fence was Halloween decoration

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Rebecca Cade

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – A woman whose body was found dangling from a chainlink fence in a southern Ohio city has been identified. Neighbors thought her body was a Halloween decoration.

Police say 31-year-old Rebecca Cade was in a fight, ran from her attacker, and caught got into a lot surrounded by a fence. She apparently got stuck on the fence trying to get out.

According to WKRC, construction workers called police when they realized it was a body.

Although there has been a string of suspicious deaths and disappearances of local women, authorities say Caden’s death is not related.

A bloody rock recovered by investigators was reportedly used in the attack.

Donnie Cochenour Jr, 27, is being held on $2 million bond after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder in her death.