HENNEPIN, Ill. -- An Illinois man has been charged with murder in the death of his sister-in-law, who went missing and whose body was found in a shallow grave.

Clifford Andersen of Standard in north-central Illinois previously pleaded not guilty to charges of felony concealment of a homicidal death after police found 62-year-old Deborah Dewey's body in September 2016. She was last seen that August in Spring Valley. On Thursday a Putnam County grand jury indicted Anderson with murder in Dewey's death.


The (LaSalle) News Tribune reports that the 67-year-old Andersen was to be arraigned on the new charge Thursday afternoon.

Prosecutors have accused Andersen of taking Dewey's body from a vacant home, wrapping it in a blue blanket, covering it in a tarp and then roping and taping it before burying it.

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