Lima man, 43, jailed in stabbing death of his mother

By J Swygart -

LIMA — A Lima man was jailed on suspicion of murder Wednesday in the stabbing death of his mother.

According to Lima police, officers were dispatched shortly after 10:30 a.m. to 908 E. Kibby St. in reference to an unresponsive female. Upon their arrival, officers located Rachel Cheney, 71, in a bedroom in the residence. Cheney was found to be deceased, with the cause of death identified as a stab wound to her upper torso.

Her son, Joseph Cheney, 43, also of the East Kibby Street address, was determined to be a person of interest in the investigation and taken into custody without incident. The younger Cheney was charged with suspicion of murder and was taken to the Allen County jail.

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

By J Swygart

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