Wisconsin suspect allegedly killed man during drug-fueled sex, used bread knife to dismember body, police say

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Source: UNSPLASH; Green Bay Police Department

Mar. 2 2022, Published 4:00 p.m. ET

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A Wisconsin woman allegedly murdered a man and then left his head in a bucket after drug-fueled sex turned violent, authorities claimed in a criminal complaint.

“The facts alleged are extremely concerning and disturbing and go to the violent nature and grave nature of the offense,” Brown County Assistant District Attorney Caleb Saunders said during a March 1 court hearing, WBAY-TV reported.

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According to a criminal complaint obtained by the station, shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 23, the victim’s mother phoned police after she made the gruesome discovery of her 25-year-old son’s head in a bucket at her Green Bay home.

Police also discovered at the scene a “male organ” in the bucket, “body fluid,” knives and an upper torso, which was in a tote bag, the complaint states.

Police learned the victim’s girlfriend,Taylor D. Schabusiness, 24, may have been the last person with the victim, and when officers questioned her about what happened she allegedly responded, “That is a good question.”

Schabusiness, the complaint states, told police she and the victim were smoking meth together on Feb. 22 and then began having sex that included the use of chains. Schabusiness said she at one point blacked out at and went “crazy” strangling the man, police allege in the document.

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She allegedly told officers she enjoyed choking the victim, but she did not mean to kill him, according to the complaint.

“Schabusiness responded that the police were going to have fun trying to find all of the organs as she dismembered the body,” officers wrote in the complaint. “Schabusiness stated all of the body parts should be in the basement. Schabusiness stated there should be a foot or a leg in the minivan” and the victim’s head was in a black bucket that she “put a blanket over.”


“Schabusiness stated she used knives that she obtained from the kitchen of the residence and that a bread knife worked the best because of the serrated blade,” police said in the complaint, claiming the suspect “stated the knives should be in a black bag along with the body parts in the basement.”

“Schabusiness made the comment that at one point, she did get paranoid and lazy and that she thought it was the ‘dope’ that was making her paranoid,” the complaint claims, adding that the woman allegedly “stated the plan was for her to bring all of the body parts with her but she got lazy and only ended up putting the leg/foot in the van and she forgot the head.”

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Police said “additional human body parts including legs” were located in Schabusiness’ van in a crock pot box.

Schabusiness faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, and third-degree sexual assault.

She was being held in lieu of $2 million cash bond at the Brown County jail.

severed head murder
Source: UNSPLASH; Green Bay Police Department

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