Woman found guilty of first-degree murder in Alexander County

Mary Davis (Source: ISP)
Mary Davis (Source: ISP)

ALEXANDER COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – A woman was found guilty of first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death in a 2018 murder.

Mary Davis, 68, was found guilty on charges of first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death during a jury trial in Alexander County on April 29 by a jury trial, according to Illinois State Police.

Davis was convicted of the 2018 murder of 63-year-old Tomie Edwards.  Edwards’ body was discovered by Kentucky authorities in the Mississippi River on May 22, 2018.

The murder investigation was led by the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 7.  The Cairo Police Department, Alexander County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Kentucky State Police assisted Illinois State Police.

A sentencing hearing for Davis is scheduled for June 29 in Alexander County court.

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