Peggy Casey, shown in a file photo from WHIO-tv
Photo: handout
Photo: handout

Bizarre, infamous area murder case remembered after another closes in Ohio

A recent story about the identification of a woman’s body found in Miami County, Ohio, almost four decades ago made news this month.

The case brought to mind another infamous case in Clark and Champaign counties that was connected to Miami County: That of Peggy Casey.

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Dismembered body parts Casey were found scattered across Miami, Clark and Champaign counties in 1994.

Casey, 37, of Covington, Ky., was raped, murdered and then dismembered by a group of men in Boone County, Ky. The body parts were stuffed into garbage bags and discarded in Ohio in an attempt to throw off investigators.

A fisherman found the lower part of Casey’s torso, the upper legs still attached, by a stream in Miami County near Troy. Her lower legs and arms were found in Clark County and her head was discovered in Champaign County. Her upper torso was never found.

Seven years after the crime, investigators received new information and arrests were made in the case.

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