Local police have arrested five people they believe were involved in the death of Ohio woman Jessica Rae Sacco, who was found dead in her apartment about 40 miles northwest of Columbus a week ago Friday, according to reports.
According to CBS affiliate WBNS, investigators said that they believed 21-year-old Sacco’s on again-off again boyfriend Matthew Puccio, 25, stabbed her around March 22, suffocated her with a bag and dismembered her body.
Authorities also believe that with the help of others, he then transported body parts to other locations. According to NBC’s WDTN-TV, his bond is more than $532,000.
Puccio was arrested along with a man and woman from Fenton, Mich.
Felony charges against the Michigan couple and a man and woman from Urbana allege they failed to intervene during the killing or helped to hide it, police said.
Neighbors said Sacco and Puccio had a volatile relationship.
“Jessica was a very nice girl and kept to herself most of the time,” said neighbor Aaron Gall.
An autopsy on Sacco was done over the weekend and police said they believe she was killed about a week before she was found, police believe the main suspect acted alone in killing Sacco and then received help from the Fenton man to move and dismember the body.
Police allege that the Fenton couple helped transport some of the remains to Covington, Ky., about 90 miles away.
They said they found evidence there but wouldn’t elaborate.