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Arrests Made In Body Parts Case

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 06:56:33 CDT
By: AP

Two Bloomington residents have been arrested in connection with parts of a human body found in a rural Secor home, which may be related to a torso found last week in the Mackinaw River. Authorities say 24 year old LaShawn Mills, caretaker for 74-year-old Oakley Mitchell of rual Secor, and her boyfriend, 23 year old RayShawn Johnson, were arrested yesterday in Indianapolis. Mitchell's family had reported him as missing. Fishermen found the partially submerged torso on Saturday beneath a bridge, just south of Kappa. McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling said an autopsy Monday confirmed the death was a homicide. The other remains were found Tuesday. The nature of the remains weren't revealed. Kimmerling says DNA tests will determine if those remains are related to the torso. Authorities say they won't disclose how long the elderly man has been missing or how long the remains had been where they were found. The suspects are in Illinois now, and will face charges in Woodford and McLean Counties today or tomorrow.

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