Neighbor: Coshocton case ‘creeps me out’

Andrew C. Edmonds has been taken into custody and accused with tampering with evidence after a Coshocton County woman was found dead.

COSHOCTON, Ohio (WCMH) – The yellow caution tape has been removed from the house where Coshocton County Sheriff’s Deputies found a woman’s body last week.

Monday morning, members from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation returned to the house to gather more information to try and solve the mystery behind that woman’s death.

The sheriff says his office is still waiting on the full autopsy report before any more information about the case is released.

Residents in the 500 block of South 10th Street say they’re racking their brains re-examining what they saw near the house in the last few months that may have an impact on the investigation.

Neighbor Bob Parker said he was creeped out.

“What really bothers me, if I was this kid’s mother, how could he, how could he be in that house?” Parker asked.

For weeks, possibly even months, a body was in the house. Deputies think it was Andrew Edmonds’ 64-year-old mother, Marchelle Foster.

A neighbor who did not want to share her identity at this time says she would see Foster step outside to smoke cigarettes, but had not seen her since March.

When she asked Edmonds where Foster was, she says he told her he had placed his mother in a nursing home.

She says Foster’s brother reported her missing last week, prompting sheriff’s deputies to do some digging. That is when they came to Foster’s home that she shared with her son and made the gruesome discovery inside.

“They’ve had police there all week and then, next thing you know we looked out the door and everything’s gone,” Parker said.

Residents hope it’s a sign of a of a breakthrough.

“Hopefully they’ve figured it out,” Parker said. “That’s pretty sad.”

Edmonds, 33, is now being held in the Coshocton County Jail on charges of tampering with evidence.

Edmonds has had trouble with the law in the past with two arrests on record for trafficking drugs.

He has a preliminary court hearing for the tampering with evidence charge scheduled for July 6.

Investigators say more charges are pending the results of the autopsy test.

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