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5 indicted in Ohio woman's dismembering

Workers clean out a home Tuesday, April 3, 2012 where 21-year-old Jessica Rae Sacco was killed Friday in Urbana, Ohio. A $100,000 bond has been set for 25-year-old Matthew Puccio, who is accused of stabbing and suffocating Sacco, then dismembering her bod
Workers clean out a home Tuesday, April 3, 2012 where 21-year-old Jessica Rae Sacco was killed Friday in Urbana, Ohio. A $100,000 bond has been set for 25-year-old Matthew Puccio, who is accused of stabbing and suffocating Sacco, then dismembering her body in their bathtub. Some of Sacco's remains were found in the apartment on Friday, March 30. Other body parts were found miles away in Kentucky.
Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The live-in boyfriend of a western Ohio woman whose dismembered remains were found in her bathtub has been indicted on aggravated murder and other charges.

The Champaign County grand jury indicted 25-year-old Matthew Puccio and four others on Thursday on charges related to the death of 21-year-old Jessica Rae Sacco.

Andrew and Kandace Forney of Fenton, Mich., and Christopher Wright and Sharon Cook of Urbana also were indicted in the case. Police say they helped Puccio cut off or transport limbs.

Puccio is accused of stabbing, suffocating and dismembering Sacco before some of her limbs were dumped in southwest Ohio and Kentucky. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.

The suspects are scheduled to appear in court Friday. Their attorneys did not immediately return telephone messages.