Person in custody after woman found dead along I-255


by Kaitlin Riordan /

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 7 at 2:10 PM

Highway 255 and Route 140 -- Bethalto, IL

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BETHALTO, Ill. ( -- The Major Case Squad has taken a person into custody in the case of a woman found dead along Interstate 255, according to a release Sunday night.

Tabitha Milton-Rush, 44, of St. Louis was found dead Saturday morning in an embankment along Interstate 255 in Bethalto, Ill.

Bethalto police responded to a caller who reported finding a body about one mile north of Illinois Route 140 around 9 a.m. Police began their investigation, and the woman was pronounced dead at 9:51 a.m.

Investigators say they believe Milton-Rush died from gunshot wounds to the head . Authorities say they believe she died at another location, and the body was later dumped along the highway.

According to authorities, Milton-Rush had last been seen on Jan. 1. Family members contacted News 4 on Saturday to ask that missing person information on Milton-Rush be broadcast.

The Major Case Squad says the homicide investigation continues. If you have information on the case you are asked to call any of these numbers:

Major Case Squad: 618-377-1072
Bethalto Police Dispatch: 618-377-5266
Anonymous Tip-Line: 618-296-30