61-Year-Old Found Dead in Toolbox Stashed in Woods, Ohio Man Indicted

Trotwood, Ohio – A 29-year-old man from Trotwood, Ohio, has been indicted on multiple charges for allegedly luring a 61-year-old man to his home, where he is accused of brutally beating him to death before disposing of the body in a toolbox in the nearby woods.

Nicholas Ray Swisher was charged with murder, felonious assault, kidnapping, tampering with evidence, and gross abuse of a corpse in the death of John L. Mullins.

The indictment states that Swisher is accused of killing Mullins between September 22, 2022, and September 29, 2022, inside Swisher’s home. Swisher has pleaded not guilty to all charges, as per court records.

Mullins’ body was discovered on September 29, 2022, in a wooded area about a mile away from Swisher’s residence. According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the Dayton Daily News, Swisher allegedly lured Mullins to his address, where he subjected him to a vicious assault, bound him with rope and duct tape, and beat him death. Swisher then reportedly placed Mullins’ body in a toolbox before discarding it in the nearby woods.

Swisher was formally charged with Mullins’ murder on December 12, 2023 after he was arrested for an unrelated robbery incident.

In addition to the murder charges, Swisher is now facing separate charges related to the December 12 incident, including vehicular assault, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, and receiving stolen property. Currently, he is being held on a $1 million bond and is scheduled for a status hearing on January 10.

This tragic case highlights the alleged heinous actions of Nicholas Swisher, charged with luring and killing John Mullins in Trotwood, Ohio. As the investigation progresses, authorities aim to ensure justice is served and hold the suspect accountable for his alleged crimes.