Man charged in murder of woman found dead along I-255

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 4:26 AM

BETHALTO, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A man has been charged in the murder of 44-year-old Tabitha Milton-Rush, who was found dead in an embankment along Interstate 255 in Bethalo, Ill. Saturday morning.

Raamon Reed, 46, was charged Monday with first-degree murder.

Police said Reed and Milton-Rush were hanging out in a vehicle on I-255 about one mile north of Illinois Route 140 when he shot her multiple times. He then dumped her body and drove away from the scene.

Milton-Rush’s body was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the head around 9 a.m. Saturday. Police responded to the scene and Milton-Rush was pronounced dead at about 9:50 a.m.

Investigators said they identified Reed as a suspect early in the investigation.

They said Reed contacted officers after learning he was a suspect and went to the Bethalto Police Department early Sunday morning. He was held for questioning and later arrested.

According to police, Reed and Milton-Rush knew eachother and had a previous dating history.

He remains in custody at the Bethalto Police Department and will transferred to the Madison County Jail

His bail was set at $1 million.

 

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