A plea of not guilty was entered on her behalf in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning.
Her next court date is scheduled for Dec. 19.
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On Jan. 31, the body of Mary Alice Lauhon was found in a plastic tub in a Virginia Avenue basement after a different granddaughter called 911 from North Carolina.
The woman said a friend of her sister, Lauhon-Wheeler, told her that their grandmother was “deceased and in a freezer in the basement of a home in Dayton, Ohio,” according to an affidavit.
A woman who lived at the Virginia Avenue home told investigators that Lauhon-Wheeler briefly lived with her and has some personal items stored in the garage and basement, the affidavit said.
A preliminary autopsy did not reveal any signs of injury and trauma.
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Lauhon weighed 66 pounds and was only wearing socks and disposable diaper, according to the autopsy report.
The plastic tub was not in a freezer when it was found.
The autopsy report did not indicate when Lauhon died, but did state that her body was badly decomposed and partially mummified.