O'FALLON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- The husband of a woman who was found set on fire in O'Fallon, Illinois has been taken into custody in Tennessee.

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Sherry J. Billups was unable to be saved after her car burst into flames. (Source: Family)

Monday afternoon, police said they were looking for Andrew Montez McKissick, who was wanted regarding the death of 35-year-old Sherry J. Billups. McKissick is Billups' husband.

McKissick was believed to be driving a 1999-2002 Chevrolet Extended Cab truck with Illinois plates number 2453195-B. Authorities said he could be traveling to Mississippi or Alabama. 

Tuesday morning, police announced that McKissick had been taken into custody by police in Memphis, Tennessee. According to police in O'Fallon, Illinois, McKissick is being held in Memphis police custody pending extradition to the state on unrelated charges.

A press conference regarding the investigation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24 at 4 p.m.

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Andrew Montez McKissick was taken into custody in Memphis, Tennessee after his wife was set on fire Monday.

McKissick's vehicle was reportedly previously found in another jurisdiction. 

Police said the crime scene was located in an area near West Madison and Obernuefemann Road at 7:25 a.m. after a call for a vehicle fire. Police said they were on scene within two minutes.

Once on scene, officers found Billups on fire next to a car, and despite immediately rendering aid, were unable to save her.

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McKissick is on parole after being convicted of assault on a police officer. Police said they had been to the home the couple lived in multiple times for domestic disturbance calls. 

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact detectives at 618-624-9589.

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