Suspect pleads not guilty in connection with Secor homicide

By WEEK Producer

August 23, 2013 Updated Aug 23, 2013 at 8:49 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The caregiver of a 74-year-old man who was killed at his home in rural Secor has pleaded not guilty to concealment charges.

Vishawn Mills,24, pleaded not guilty to the charge of Concealment of a Homicidal Death.

Prosecutors allege that Mills' boyfriend, Rayshawn Johnson, killed Oakley Mitchell and that Mills helped cover up the murder.

Johnson is being charged with First Degree Murder. He is being held in the Woodford County Jail awaiting preliminary hearing on September 6.

Mitchell's remains were found in the Mackinaw River on August 3.

Mills and Johnson allegedly fled to Indianapolis, where they were arrested on August 7.

Mills remains in the McLean County Jail on $250,000 bond.

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