Burned body is ID’d as Mt. Vernon woman

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Weekend Times

A Mt. Vernon woman has been identified as the body police found in late August after responding to a fire on the city’s east side.

Robin Stief, 39, was first reported missing by family and friends Aug. 25, according to a report in the Mt. Vernon Register-News.

Five days later, authorities in Carbondale responded to an active fire in the 900 block of East Main Street. After extinguishing the fire between Midas and Piles Fork Creek, they found the remains of a body.

Earlier this week, Jackson County State’s Attorney Mike Carr announced that a Collinsville woman, 22-year-old Tiesha D. Anderson, has been charged with concealment of a homicidal death. The charge alleges Anderson “concealed the death of what has tentatively been identified as a female, by placing the victim’s body into a trash can in a wooded area for the purpose of preventing or delaying the discovery of her death.”

Anderson was arrested Monday and made her first appearance in court Tuesday. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 3. She faces between two and five years in prison if found guilty.

No one else has been charged in connection with Stief’s death.