A Wisconsin woman has been charged with a slew of crimes, including murder after a resident on Green Bay’s west side found a severed head stashed in the basement of her home.
In jail and court records, Taylor Denise Schabusiness, 24, of Green Bay, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse, and third-degree sexual assault.
According to a criminal complaint, police in Green Bay was contacted by a mother who said she had discovered her 25-year-old son’s severed head in a bucket early on Wednesday, February 23.
When authorities came, they discovered a “male organ” in the bucket as well.
They discovered an upper torso in a storage container while searching the house. Nearby, dried blood was discovered on a mattress.
The mother told the police that she awoke between 2 a.m. and 3 p.m. to the sound of the door slamming assumed her son was departing; nevertheless, when she got up to inspect a light left on the bottom, she discovered something horrifying.
Schabusiness, officers were told, might be the last person to see him alive. They claimed that when they arrived at his house, her clothes were saturated with dried blood.
The complaint said that upon searching his minivan, they found a crockpot box containing “extra human body parts including legs”.
The police asked Schabusiness what happened; She replied: “That’s a good question.”
According to the complaint, she informed investigators that she had spent the day consuming meth with the victim and that when they arrived at their mother’s house, they began having intercourse and involved the chains.
Officers said she told them she blacked out at some point and went “wild,” strangling him face up and over. She claimed she didn’t plan to kill him, but she continued to do so because she enjoyed strangling him.
She said he started coughing up blood and noticed he was turning purple, but since she was “already far away”, she kept walking, according to the complaint. She reportedly asked the detectives “do they know what it’s like to love something so much that you kill it.”
“The business replied that the police were trying to find all the organs as he dismembered the body,” the complaint said.
Officials allege she told them all body parts should be in the basement at first, but then added that the minivan should have a leg or two; when asked what she did with the head, she stated she put it in a bucket and covered it with a blanket.
The complaint continues, “Schabusiness said she used a knife she had obtained from the residence’s kitchen and that a bread knife worked best because of the serrated blade.” “Schabusiness said knives should be in a black bag as well as body parts in the basement,” adding that she used whatever bags she could find to store broken limbs.
“Schabusiness commented that at one point, she had become paranoid and lazy and thought it was ‘dope’ that was driving her crazy,” it says.
“Shabusiness claimed that the intention was for her to carry all of his body parts with her, but she got lazy and just put a leg/feet in the van, forgetting the head.”
She is also accused of telling investigators that she had sex with the victim’s body for “two or three hours” after he died.
Schabusiness is being held in the Brown County Jail.
During a court appearance on Tuesday, a judge set Schabusiness’ bond at $2 million, Schabusiness, who has ties to Texas, is considered a flight risk, according to prosecutors.
The prosecutor called the case as “one of the most serious crimes in this county in some time.”
Assistant District Attorney Caleb Saunders said, “I think the alleged facts are extremely worrying and disturbing and go to the violent nature and serious nature of the crime.”
He also revealed that Schabusiness had been placed on probation for seven weeks and was supposed to be wearing an electronic surveillance bracelet, but had managed to remove it.
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