Woman charged in connection to body found on fire in Carbondale


Carbondale police investigate near a creek on East Main Street where a body was discovered Aug. 30. (Luke Nozicka | @lukenozicka)

By Daily Egyptian staff

A Collinsville woman was arrested Monday in connection to the death of a woman whose body was found on fire in Carbondale in August, authorities said.

Tiesha D. Anderson, 22, was charged Tuesday with one count of concealment of a homicidal death, according to the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Anderson is accused of hiding the remains of a body that was found Aug. 30 in the 900 block of East Main Street near Piles Fork Creek and Midas auto repair shop, Carbondale police said.


Tiesha Anderson (Carbondale police)
Tiesha Anderson (Carbondale police)

Anderson appeared in court for the first time at 1 p.m. Tuesday for allegations of placing the victim’s body in a trash can Aug. 29 in an attempt to conceal or delay the discovery of the body. The body is believed to be the remains of a woman, Carr’s office said.

If found guilty, Anderson could face two to five years in prison for the Class 3 felony. Her bond was set at $750,000.

The identity of the victim is being withheld by police until forensic verification is complete and the family is notified.

Carbondale police’s investigation into the woman’s cause of death is ongoing as Anderson has not been charged with the murder.

Anderson’s next court date is Nov. 3.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Correction, Oct. 11: This story has been updated to clarify that Anderson is accused of placing the victim’s body in a trash can, not setting it on fire. 



3:11 p.m.: This story was updated with Anderson’s next court date.

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