2 face charges after death investigation in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – Two people face charges in the death of a woman in Carbondale.

Ashley Curtis was reported missing on May 3. Her body was discovered on May 9 in the 400 block of East College Street.

Jamar Boyd, 42, of Hollandale, Mississippi was indicted on two counts of 1st degree murder. Boyd is currently in the custody of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi.

Ludie Hicks, 49, of Carbondale faces an obstructing justice charge. Hicks is in the custody of the Henderson County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office.

The Carbondale Police Department is assisted in the investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Jackson County Coroner’s Office, Belleville, Illinois Police Department, Fairview Heights, Illinois Police Department, and the Washington County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Office. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677).

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