Remains pulled from river officially identified as Oakley Mitchell

By WEEK Producer

August 16, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2013 at 6:53 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The McLean County coroner says a partial body found in the Mackinaw River near Kappa is that of Oakley Mitchell, 74, of rural Secor.

DNA results confirmed that the remains, found on August 3, were a match to Mitchell.

Rayshawn Johnson, 23, and Vishawn Mills, 24, are charged in Mitchell’s death.

Authorities said Mills was a caretaker for Mitchell.

Her boyfriend, Rayshawn Johnson, allegedly shot Mitchell at his Secor, Ill. home and he and Mills dismembered Mitchell before dumping part of his body in the Mackinaw River near Kappa.

Johnson faces a charge of First Degree Murder. He is being held in the Woodford County Jail on $1 million bond.

Mills faces a charge of Concealment of a Homicidal Death. She is being held in the McLean County Jail on $250,000 bond.

DNA testing has also been ordered to confirm that remains found at the Secor home and later in the Mackinaw River are also those of Oakley Mitchell.

Those tests are still pending.