Killer jailed for murdering husband, lover may have more victims

A 34-year-old woman suspected of feeding her murdered lover's remains to neighbors at a barbecue may be responsible for the deaths of at least nine other people potentially buried across the Midwest.

Kelly M. Cochran in April was sentenced to 65 years in prison after she admitted to injecting her husband, Jason Cochran, with a lethal dose of heroin before smothering him with a pillow. She'd already been serving a life sentence at the time for killing and dismembering her lover, Chris Regan, according to the Indy Star.

"Dead North," a two-part Investigation Discovery documentary set to air on May 28 and 29, delves into nine additional slayings and disappearances that could be linked to the 34-year-old killer as well as allegations that she served Regan's remains to people at a neighborhood party.

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It's told mostly through the perspective of former Iron River Police Chief Laura Frizzo, who started working on the case when Regan first disappeared in 2014. The case remained cold until two years later, when Jason Cochran's death was ruled a murder rather than a drug overdose.

Cochran told authorities she and her husband had a pact to "kill off" those involved in extramarital affairs, according to documents cited by the Star. The couple then lured Regan to their home, where they fatally shot him and dismembered him before dumping his body in the woods.

But the fatal ambush left Cochran angry with her husband, so she murdered him as revenge for killing Regan.

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According to a news release from Investigation Discovery, her brother has come forward out of fear that Cochran is actually a serial killer — and Frizzo seems to agree with the claim.

"Despite disagreements with the Iron River city Manager regarding her 'bullheaded' investigation style, Frizzo remains adamant that the case isn't close," the release reads. "The City Manager relieves Frizzo of her duties just as Kelly admits to having other 'friends' buried in Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee and Minnesota; however, the identities and specific locations of these bodies remain a mystery to this day."