Illinois authorities have identified decomposed remains found in a locked storage unit last fall as a former small-town police chief, but it’s unclear what, if anything, will happen. to the woman accused of covering up her death.
Marcy Oglesby, 50, was charged in February with multiple counts relating to the death of Richard Young, 71, with whom she allegedly had a relationship, according to KWQC. But earlier this month, a judge dropped several of the charges, including first-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault by administering dangerous substances and concealment of death by homicide, after his lawyer made argue that the charges violated his right to a speedy trial. .
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the body of Young – unidentified at the time – was found in a Maquon storage unit last October when Knox County deputies were called in to investigate a suspicious smell coming from of the unit. Oglesby met with deputies and facility management and unlocked the unit, telling them the smell was from a possum that had died inside.
But when deputies asked what was in a large box inside, Oglesby told them it was a human body. She was immediately arrested for receiving a body.
In February, however, investigators dropped the charges and identified the deceased as Young, a former Maquon village police chief. They accused Oglesby of putting heavy doses of eye drops in his food and drinks, KWQC said.
Outside of court proceedings, officials had not identified Young as the victim. According to CBS News, DNA test results arrived this week with confirmation.
Jail records show Oglesby remains behind bars, charged with two counts of forgery, two counts of possession of a firearm without the required gun owner’s ID and a count of concealing a death, according to KWQC. A pre-trial conference on these charges is scheduled for March 3.
Prosecutors said they would appeal the March 16 decision dropping the other charges.
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Feature Image: Marcy Oglesby/Knox County Sheriff’s Office]
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