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Man indicted on 1st-degree murder charges in connection with missing woman found dead in Carbondale home

Two people were charged in connection with a Carbondale death investigation.
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 9:02 AM CDT
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - The investigation into the death of a woman reported missing in the beginning of May, who was later found dead in a Carbondale home, has led to the arrest of a man and woman.

Jamar Boyd, 42 of Hollandale, Mississippi, was indicted on two counts of first degree murder in connection with the death of Ashley Curtis.

Ludie Hicks, 49 of Carbondale, was charged with obstructing justice in the case.

Ludie Hicks, 49 of Carbondale, was charged with obstructing justice in connection with a death...
Ludie Hicks, 49 of Carbondale, was charged with obstructing justice in connection with a death investigation in Carbondale, Ill.(Source: Carbondale Police Department)

According to Carbondale Police, 39-year-old Curtis was reported missing on May 3 and was found dead on May 9 at home on the 400 block of East College Street.

According to Carbondale Police, Ashley Curtis was reported missing on May 3 and was later found...
According to Carbondale Police, Ashley Curtis was reported missing on May 3 and was later found dead at home on the 400 block of East College Street on May 9.(Source: Carbondale Police Department)

Boyd is currently in custody of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi.

Hicks is in the custody of the Henderson County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office.

Carbondale Police said the death of Curtis remains under investigation.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, Jackson County Coroner’s Office, Belleville, Illinois Police Department, Fairview Heights, Illinois Police Department and the Washington County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Office are assisting in the investigation.

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