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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Investigation Underway: What Happened to Shealeah Lachelle Staley in North Lake Park?

The Mansfield Police Department made a shocking discovery on Sunday, November 5th, at North Lake Park, when they stumbled upon a decomposed body while responding to another call.

After a preliminary investigation, the remains were identified as belonging to Shealeah Lachelle Staley, an Ashland woman who had been reported missing since August 31st.

The body was found deep within the woods of the park. This finding triggered the involvement of the Richland County Coroner's Office and Mercyhurst University's Forensic Anthropology Team, known for their expertise in meticulously processing crime scenes.

While there does not appear to be any foul play involved, it is crucial for investigators to piece together the puzzle of Staley's death, and shed light on the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the invaluable role that professional agencies play in bringing closure to unfortunate events, while also extending compassion and support to those affected.

Back in October, I shared a Facebook post about Staley's disappearance, after a request from Sara Mae to share the post, highlighting the urgency to find her. Thanks to all who shared the post.

Thanks to Richland News Network for the Photo’s


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