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September 2, 2014, 9:10 am
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Mechanicsburg Body Identified, Suspect in Custody


Juatasha Denton-McCaster
Juatasha Denton-McCaster

It’s taken nearly a month… but Sangamon County authorities have now identified the body found near Mechanicsburg in late October, and have charged the victim’s wife in connection with the killing.

 

The torso of 22-year-old Norman McCaster was discovered by a nearby resident along Griffiths Creek Road on October 29th… his head, arms and legs still have not been recovered.

 

That forced authorities to rely on DNA testing to confirm his identity, which led to a search of his residence.

 

That produced evidence that led to the arrest of McCaster’s wife, Juatasha Denton-McCaster.

 

She is charged with Concealment of a Homicidal Death and Obstruction of Justice, but other charges are possible.

 

Sheriff Neil Williamson says no other suspects are being sought at this time.

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