CARBONDALE — The victim whose body was found on Aug. 30 in a wooded area off of East Main Street in Carbondale near Piles Fork Creek has been identified as Robin Stief, according to Jackson County court documents.
According to social media reports, Stief had been missing from the Mount Vernon area for several days before her body was found on Aug. 30. Her body had been burned, Carbondale Police Chief Jeff Grubbs said previously. She was not identified until earlier this week.
Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr said Tuesday that Tiesha Anderson, 22, of Collinsville, has been charged with concealment of a homicidal death.
The charges allege that Anderson knowingly concealed the death of Stief with the knowledge that Stief had died by homicidal means. The Jackson County court file also says that the defendant placed the body in a trash can and concealed the trash can in a wooded area for the purpose of preventing or delaying the discovery of the death.
Carr said in a news release that the offense occurred on Aug. 29, and the offense Anderson is currently charged with is a Class 3 felony that carries a potential sentence of two to five years in prison.
Anderson was arrested Monday, and is still in custody at the Jackson County Jail, according to the court file. The bond was set at $750,000.
On Tuesday, at Anderson’s first appearance, she said she was employed in Carbondale before her arrest, and court documents show she has a Carbondale address.
A Jackson County judge appointed Jackson County Public Defender Margaret Degen to defend Anderson. Assistant Jackson County State’s Attorney Casey Bloodworth has been assigned the prosecution.
As of Thursday morning there has been no further information about whether the Carbondale Police or State’s Attorney are seeking additional charges, or if other suspects are being sought.
The state’s attorney’s office and the Carbondale police have said it is an ongoing investigation and there will not be further comment at this time.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Jackson County courthouse.