Body of missing woman with terminal lung cancer discovered in woods

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 22, 2018
01:34 A.M.
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The heartless murder of a cancer patient shocks Kentucky


A woman who was suffering from terminal lung cancer and undergoing chemotherapy is thought to have been brutally murdered by three people now in the custody of the Covington Police Department.

The body of 58-year-old Denita Satchwell was discovered in the woods, near  Rabbit Hash, Kentucky on the 14th of June 2018, and in the interim three suspects have been apprehended and charged with her murder.

Satchwell had last been seen on June 9, and her daughter reported her on the 11th and a Golden Alert was issued. Satchell's lifeless body was found three days later and a murder investigation was launched, reported


The suspects are  Kenneth Maurice Jones, 38, charged with murder, first-degree robbery and tampering with evidence; Breadon Reaves, 18, charged with facilitating murder, and a third person - a juvenile - who cannot be named also faces a charge of murder


“It is one of the most despicable crimes I have seen in my 20 plus years”

Lt. Col. Brian Steffen, Covington Police,, 18th of June 2018

Lt. Col. Brian Steffen of the Covington Police has said it will take two to three weeks for the toxicology reports to come in, and to determine Satchwell’s cause of death. 

The 38-year-old Jones who was related to Satchwell had visited her recently and asked for some of her pain medication. Steffen believes the medication may have been what made her a target, but said that he could not comment further on an on-going investigation.


At the time her daughter, Amy, lodged a missing person's report, the Police had feared the terminally ill and depressed woman might have taken matters into her own hands.

Amy kept insisting a criminal hand was involved, explaining that her mother would never have left her dog alone in the house.


The primary suspect, Jones,  is being held on a $1 million dollar bond and is scheduled for a court hearing on the 26th of June 2018.

It is not known how the two adult defendants pleaded. and the juvenile is being retained at the Campbell County Juvenile Detention Facility. 

The Covington Police Department is still actively pursuing the investigation, with Detective Jess Hamblin heading the task force.

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