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Cairo Woman Found Guilty of First Degree Murder from a 2018 Homicide

Mary Davis (Photo: ISP)

CAIRO – A jury in Alexander County Friday found a Carbondale woman guilty on charges of First Degree Murder and Concealment of a Homicidal Death stemming from the murder of 63-year-old Tomie Edwards four years ago.

According to Illinois State Police, 68-year-old Mary Davis was convicted in the 2018 murder of Edwards, whose 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 Illinois State Police was assisted by the Cairo Police Department, the Alexander County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Kentucky State Police. 

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

No further information will be disseminated at this time.