WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Man Charged in Shooting Death of Woman Found In Southeastern Illinois Cornfield

Man Charged in Shooting Death of Woman Found In Southeastern Illinois Cornfield

CARMI, Ill. (AP) — A man is being held in the White County Jail at Carmi on $2 million bond in the shooting death of an Indiana woman whose body was found in a cornfield.

Twenty-five-year-old Thomas Davidson made his first court appearance Monday in the White County community of Carmi. He's charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated vehicular hijacking and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Authorities say 58-year-old Sandra Burkhardt of Poseyville, Ind., was last seen leaving a store Friday night in Indiana's Gibson County. White County Sheriff Doug Maier says investigators believe Davidson forced her into Illinois a short time later and shot her four times near Crossville, then crashed her car in Indiana.

Indiana police arrested Davidson Saturday while investigating burglaries.

A message with Davidson's public defender wasn't immediately returned.

See other LocalNews news:

Salvation Army Looking For Volunteers Monday Morning
Centralia Native Killed in Northern Illinois Traffic Crash
Two Hurt In Centralia Crash
Investigation Underway Into Death of Salem Man
Kinmundy and Cisne Women Hurt in Clay County Crash




This Site logo