- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Investigators in southern Oregon found no additional bodies during a search of the farm where Susan Monica is accused of killing and dismembering two people.

The Mail Tribune newspaper reports (https://is.gd/28W6C8 ) investigators spent three weeks examining the 20-acre farm in Rogue River. They dug more than 50 holes in search of evidence in the two murders and for any potential new victims.

Monica is accused of killing a 56-year-old handyman on the property in early September and another unidentified victim in early August 2012.

Although Monica’s indictment alleges that she dismembered the bodies, investigators have yet to say how the victims were killed, how they believe Monica disposed of the bodies, what body parts were discovered and where they were found.

Monica has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, abuse of a corpse and identity theft.

Authorities said pigs Monica kept on the farm have been euthanized. A former resident of the property has said he saw Monica feed dead house pets and livestock to the pigs.

Monica, a welder, is accused of killing Robert Haney, 56, last year. He was a handyman who lived on her farm. Monica is also accused of identity theft for using his food stamps card. Authorities went to the farm to talk to Monica about use of the food stamps card when they discovered two sets of human remains. They have been searching the property around the clock.

Jackson County District Attorney Beth Heckert said authorities believe they know who the second victim was, but will not release his name until the body is positively identified.

Buildings on the property are considered dangerous under county codes, and anyone going on the property without authority will be cited for trespassing, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said.


Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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