Lima Woman Stabbed to Death


The Lima Police Department is dealing with a second dead body and it has nothing to do with COVID-19. The LPD issued this statement this afternoon:

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at approximately 10:36 am, Lima Police Officers were dispatched to 908 E Kibby St in reference to an unresponsive female. Upon arrival, officers located Rachel Cheney (71 years old of 908 E Kibby St) in a bedroom in the residence. Rachel was found to be deceased, the cause of death was a stab wound to her upper torso.

Joseph Cheney (43 years old of 908 E Kibby St) Rachel’s son, was determined to be a person of interest in this investigation. Joseph was located and taken into custody without further incident. Joseph was charged with Suspicion of Murder and held at the Allen County Jail.

Anyone with additional information regarding this crime is asked to contact The Lima Police Dept at 419 227-4444, Det. Steve Stechschulte at 419 221-5181, Det. Sgt. Jason Garlock at 419 221-5291 or Lima / Allen County Crime Stoppers at 419 229-7867.