Collinsville, IL woman charged in connection with Carbondale homicide

A Collinsville, Illinois woman has been charged in connection with the death of a woman found in a fire in Carbondale.

The Carbondale Police Department say on August 30 just after 8:00 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of East Main Street on reports of an active fire.

As the fire department put out the flames they discovered a body.

During the investigation, police tentatively identified the person and developed a suspect.

On Monday, 22-year-old Tiesha D. Anderson of Collinsville, Illinois was arrested in connection to the investigation.

She was charged on Tuesday by the Jackson County State’s Attorney with concealment of a homicidal death.

The state’s attorney said that on August 29 Anderson tried to conceal the death of the woman by placing the victim’s body in a trash can in a wooded area in Carbondale.

Her burned remains were found the next day as the Carbondale firefighters put out the fire.

Anderson is in custody of the Jackson County Sheriff pending her first court appearance. A judge has set for bond at $750,000.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until the family can be notified and forensic verification is completed.

An investigation is ongoing by the Carbondale Police Department and Illinois State Police.

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