Stacie D. Lauhon-Wheeler

Stacie D. Lauhon-Wheeler, 45, was arrested in Cabell County on Thursday after court records indicate she had an active warrant for her arrest issued out of Dayton, Ohio on the charges of  gross abuse of a corpse, two counts of grand theft, and misuse of credit cards.

HUNTINGTON A fugitive from justice accused of the gross abuse of her grandmother's deceased body has been captured in Cabell County.

Stacie D. Lauhon-Wheeler, 45, was arrested in Cabell County on Thursday after court records indicate she had an active warrant for her arrest issued out of Dayton, Ohio.

Lauhon-Wheeler was charged with gross abuse of a corpse, two counts of grand theft and misuse of credit cards, according to court records.

Court records indicate the warrant was issued on March 15 in connection to the death investigation of her grandmother, Mary Lauhon, 87, of Boyd County.

Lauhon's remains were found inside of a plastic storage tub in the basement of a Dayton home earlier this year.

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office told The Daily Independent the cause of death was ruled as undetermined.

She had been deceased inside the tub for “some time,” according to Sergeant Michael A. Godsey, Homicide and Assault Task Force Supervisor with the City of Dayton Police Department's Violent Crimes Bureau.

The Dayton Police Department is currently investigating the case.

The Dayton Police Department's Homicide Unit has met regularly with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office to review the case, said Godsey.

The Daily Independent has filed an open-records request with the Montgomery County Coroner's Office and the Dayton Police Department and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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