Woman pleads not guilty after grandmother’s body found in basement

Local News

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A woman pleaded not guilty in court Thursday after authorities found her grandmother’s body hidden in the basement of a Dayton home back in January.

READ MORE: Coroner identifies woman found in basement of Dayton home

Stacie Wheeler pleaded not guilty to grand theft, misuse of credit cards, and gross abuse of a corpse.

The remains of 89-year-old Mary Lauhon were found in the basement of a house on Virginia Avenue.

Prosecutors say Lauhon was Wheeler’s grandmother, and that she kept her grandmother’s body in a tub in the basement while she collected her social security checks.

Wheeler is due back in court December 19.

Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.

news-app-download-apple news-app-download-google-play

Follow Us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news, weather and sports.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video on WDTN.com

Don't Miss

Interactive Radar

More As Seen on 2 NEWS