Pathologist: Cause of death unknown without missing body parts


Springfield - Investigators release more case information about a man, who police found killed and dismembered, in a field in rural Mechanicsburg.

The pathologist who performed the autopsy testified, he said he could not determine the exact cause of death, because the only evidence he had was a torso. Investigators say they are still looking for the rest of the dismembered body.

A Wal-mart receipt was found near the body, showing a saw had been purchased from the store.

In the court room on Friday prosecutors called up the sheriff's department who searched the house of both Juatasha and Norman McCaster. Several pieces of evidence were taken, including a list on a piece of paper that said "register gun and bleach walls" on it.

They also found loose tiles in the bathroom and pulled up the floor. A chemical tested positive in reaction to blood. But, the defense disagreed. They say the test is not definitive.

The trial for the woman accused of the killing and dismembering her husband, Juatasha Denton McCaster, is expected to last into next week.

Juatasha Denton-McCaster is accused of dismembering her husband, Norm McCaster,22. She is charged with three counts of first degree murder and dismembering a human body.

Norman McCasters dismembered body was found dumped in rural Mechanicsburg on October 29th, 2012.  If convicted Juatasha Denton-McCaster could face more than 60 years in prison.

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