Caretaker of man found in Mackinaw River faces charges in two counties

By WEEK Producer

October 29, 2013 Updated Oct 29, 2013 at 10:10 PM CDT

EUREKA, Ill. -- The caretaker of a man found dismembered in the Mackinaw River now faces charges in two counties for his death.

Vishawn Mills, 24, made her first appearance in Woodford Country court Monday.

Mills was believed to be living with Oakley Mitchell at a home in rural Secor in early August when authorities say Mitchell was shot and killed and his body was partially burned. He was then dismembered and his body parts dumped in the river.

Mills faces four felony charges, including two counts of first degree murder, concealment of a homicidal death and dismemberment of a human body.

Rayshawn Johnson, 23, faces similar charges in Woodford County.

Mills is also charged with concealment of a homicidal death in McLean County. She is being held on $500,000 bond and is next set to appear in court on December 4.

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