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West Frankfort man charged with murder

Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 5:32 PM CDT
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A West Frankfort man was charged with murder in connection to a missing woman.

Michael Moore, 44, was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery in the death of Robin Renee Williams on Wednesday, June 2.

Williams was reported missing in September 2020.

Carbondale officers found a body in an abandoned house in the 600 block of East Park Street.

They said forensic experts confirmed the remains were Williams.

During the investigation, Carbondale police identified Moore as a suspect.

After Moore was charged, officers traveled to Florida. Moore was jailed there for a unrelated crime.

He remains in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections.

The Carbondale Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Vero Beach Florida Police Department, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, West Frankfort Police Department, Jackson County Coroner’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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