URBANA, Ohio (WDTN) - Urbana police announced Saturday that they had made five arrests in the death of Jessica Sacco, 21.
A landlord found Sacco murdered in a bathroom of her home at 625 West Light Street in Urbana on March 30th.
Investigators said Sacco's on-again-off-again boyfriend Matthew Puccio, 25, is responsible for her death, but four others played a part in the homicide.
According to police, Puccio lived with Sacco.
Autopsy results revealed that Sacco had been dead for more than a week, and was stabbed and suffocated.
"We believe that he stabbed her and subsequently suffocated her by placing a bag over her head until she couldn't breathe anymore," said Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell.
Police aren't going into detail about a motive, but believe it was an act that happened in the heat of the moment.
According to police, Sacco and Puccio were known to have a somewhat volatile relationship.
Puccio is believed to have acted alone; however, police say four other people were inside the home when the incident happened and all aided in the cover up.
"After Matthew Puccio murdered Ms. Saccio the other members had a part in coming up with a game plan to try and conceal the crime by dismembering the victim," said Lingrell.
According to police, Andrew Forney, 26, and his wife, Kandis Forney, 25, helped Puccio transport Sacco's body from the Urbana home to Hamilton, Ohio and then Covington, Kentucky, where they disposed of her limbs.
Police later discovered the body parts near a gas station.
Police said the trio then made their way back to Hamilton where they were later arrested.
The next day, Christopher Wright, 37, and Sharon Cook, 25, were arrested in Urbana for their involvement in the crime.
Puccio is charged with murder, felonious assault, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. His bond is set at $532,500.000.
Andrew Forney is charged with abuse of a corpse, two counts of obstructing justice, tampering with evidence and complicity to tampering with evidence.
Kandis Forney is charged with two counts of obstructing justice, as well as complicity to tampering with evidence.
According to police, Puccio and the Forney's are being held in jail in Hamilton. There will be a hearing to determine how and when they will go back to Urbana to face charges.
Wright is charged with abuse of a corpse, obstructing justice and tampering with evidence.
Cook is charged with complicity to abuse a corpse, complicity to obstructing justice and complicity to tampering with evidence.
Wright and Cook are expected to appear in Urbana Municipal Court Monday.
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