A 46-year-old St. Louis man was charged Monday with two counts of first degree murder in connection with the death of Tabith L. Milton-Rush, 44, of St. Louis.
Raamon Victor Reed of 4422 Gibson Avenue was also charged with concealment of a homicidal death.
The body of Milton-Rush was found about 9 a.m. Saturday down an embankment off Illinois 255, approximately one mile north of Illinois 140 in Bethalto.
The Bethalto Police Department responded and began a death investigation. The St. Louis Metropolitan Major Case Squad was activated, and 21 investigator were assigned to work the case.
It was determined during the autopsy Milton-Rush died as a result of gunshot wounds to the head.
Brad Wells, commander of the major case squad, said investigators were able to identify Reed as a suspect early in the investigation. Reed made contact with investigators after he learned he was wanted for questioning.
He presented himself at about 1 a.m. Sunday at the Bethalto Police Department, and he was held for questioning, according to Wells.
Wells said Reed and the victim knew each other, and it is believed the victim died Tuesday. It is believed the victim was shot at another location and was brought to the area where she was located by law enforcement, he said.
Reed remains in custody at the Bethalto Police Department and will be transferred to the Madison County Jail. He is being held on a $1 million bail.