Taylor Schabusiness, 24, was charged Tuesday with killing and decapitating a Green Bay man at a home after smoking methamphetamine with him
The family of a Wisconsin man who was choked to death before being decapitated and dismembered by his married lover has described his killer as ‘a monster.’
Twenty-four-year-old Taylor Schabusiness has been charged with first degree homicide, mutilating a corpse and third-degree sexual assault after the victim’s own mother discovered her son’s severed head in a bucket, covered with a towel, in her home.
According to police Schabusiness admitted giving oral sex and using a sex toy on her victim after he was dead.
Now DailyMail.com has learned that the victim was Shad Rock Thyrion, also 24, as his uncle, Nathan Mineau, has shared the family’s devastation and horror.
Posting on Facebook the day after Thyrion’s gruesome death, Mineau revealed, ‘Yesterday we were given some devastating news. Our nephew Shad Thyrion was taken from us by what I can only assume is a monster.’
Mineau went on to describe Thyrion as someone who had ‘a good heart and soul,’ and added, ‘Shad, I love you so much I can’t even begin to describe what we are feeling.’
The family has launched a GoFundMe page with the stated aim of helping his mother pay for housing, transportation and funeral costs. So far it has garnered more than $3,000 of its $20,000 goal.
DailyMail.com has learned that the victim was Shad Rock Thyrion, also 24. His mother found his severed head in a bucket at the bottom of her basement stairs
Police were called to the home on Stony Brook Lane in Green Bay around 3:25 a.m. on February 23 after the victim’s mother stumbled upon thebucket in her basement
Shad’s mother, Tara Pakanich, 47, called police to her home in Green Bay shortly after 3am on Tuesday February 23.
She had been woken by the storm door slamming and the sound of a vehicle driving away. She saw that the basement light was on and went to see if her son was there, assuming that it was Schabusiness, with whom Thyrion had spent the day, that she had heard leaving.
According to the criminal complaint — which refers to her only by her initials — ‘TP went into the basement and did not see anyone, so she started to walk back up the stairs and that was when she noticed a bucket next to the bottom of the stairs.
‘TP stated she removed a blanket that was over the bucket, and she discovered the head of the Victim,’ the complaint, obtained by DailyMail.com, said.
Damn, the head. I can’t believe I left the head
Accused killer Taylor Schabusiness
Thyrion’s mother told police that Schabusiness had picked her son up around 9.30pm on Monday February 21, which was when she last saw him alive.
Pakanich and her boyfriend were out for much of the following day, and she did not hear her son and Schabusiness return but she believed they had spent the day in the basement as she heard Schabusiness talking.
Arriving on the scene, Green Bay Police Officer Alex Wanish reported how he had ‘observed the plastic bucket on the floor…[with] a shower/beach towel over the bucket.’ The officer ‘lifted the towel and observed a human head inside the bucket.’
He also noted ‘what appeared to be dried blood on a nearby mattress.’
It didn’t take long for police to catch up to Schabusiness. They found her with blood still on her sweatshirt and sweatpants, scratches on her arms, a cut on her left thumb and what appeared to be blood on her hands.
Schabusiness claimed that they had been doing drugs – including smoking methamphetamine – earlier in the day. She said she had also shot herself and Thyrion up with Trazadone, a powerful sedative
Posting on Facebook on February 24, the day after Thyrion’s gruesome death, his uncle revealed, ‘Yesterday we were given some devastating news. Our nephew Shad Thyrion was taken from us by what I can only assume is a monster’
Shabusiness went onto tell police that she and Thyrion had been going to have sex and that he had produced two metal chains, one for him and one for her. She said he put his chain around his own neck as strangulation was something they had used during intercourse before
Schabusiness who has a husband, Warren, and recently became a mother to son, Mateo, admitted that she knew Thyrion. The pair were also Facebook friends.
She claimed that they had been doing drugs – including smoking methamphetamine – earlier in the day. She said she had also shot herself and Thyrion up with Trazadone, a powerful sedative.
Schabusiness who has a husband, Warren (pictured together), and recently became a mother to son, Mateo, admitted that she knew Thyrion
Police recovered evidence of drug-taking, including a glass pipe and bag containing light colored powder, from the scene.
When told by detectives that police had found Thyrion’s head in a bucket Schabusiness responded, ‘that is pretty f***d up.’ When asked what had happened in the basement she replied, ‘that is a good question’ and initially claimed to have blacked out.
She went on to tell police that she and Thyrion had been going to have sex and that he had produced two metal chains, one for him and one for her. She said he put his chain around his own neck as strangulation was something they had used during intercourse before.
According to the complaint Schabusiness then suddenly blurted out, ‘Damn the head. I can’t believe I left the head though’ before telling officers they were ‘going to have fun trying to find all of the organs as she had dismembered the body.’
She told them that most of the body parts were in the basement but that ‘there should be a foot or a leg’ in her minivan.
With apparent calm Schabusiness told detectives that after Thyrion put the chain around his neck — which she compared to a dog choke collar — she just went ‘crazy’ strangling him.
She said that she could feel his heart beating, ‘so she kept pulling and choking him harder,’ claiming that he would not die as he just kept ‘rebuilding into muscle.’
She told how she sat on top of him, choking him while he lay face down on the bed and how she watched as he coughed up blood and ‘waited for him to die.’
At some point, she admitted, she knew that he was dead as his face was purple and blood was coming from his mouth. Still, she told detectives, that she was ‘already this far’ so she did not stop.
The graphic details of the gruesome murder were released Tuesday in a criminal complaint
In a sinister aside the criminal complaint records how, in a lower tone of voice, Schabusiness recalled, ‘Ya, I liked it’ when referring to choking her victim.
Asked what she did once she realized he was dead, Schabusiness stated that she had ‘played’ with Thyrion’s body. The complaint reads, ‘Schabusiness stated she sucked the Victim’s penis, that she had a dildo that she put in the Victim’s mouth and then in the Victim’s ***.’
She said that Thyrion had fought back as she strangled him and went on to tell detectives that she had decapitated and dismembered him with knives taken from Thyrion’s mother’s kitchen.
She told them they would find the knives she had used in same black bags as she had put the body parts into. Ultimately, she said, she had favored a bread knife because the serrated edge made it more effective for the grizzly task.
Thyrion’s penis was found in the same bucket as his head while other body parts were found in a variety of bags in the basement including plastic shopping bags. His upper torso was found in a storage tote along with a carving knife and several internal organs.
His legs and other body parts were found in a crockpot box on top of a laundry basket of clothes in the rear passenger seat of her minivan.
Schabusiness told detectives that she had planned to take all the body parts with her when she left in her minivan but that she had ‘got lazy’ and was ill-prepared because the murder was random and not planned.
Asked if she thought that what she had done was the right thing to do Schabusiness commented that she ‘did it anyway.’
Schabusiness remains in custody after a bond hearing in Brown County Court Tuesday during which her bail was set at $2million. She faces life in prison if convicted.