EDGAR COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) -
Illinois State Police Press Release:
Edgar County, IL – On May 3, 2021, the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Zone 5, arrested Stefanie L. Sanders, 26 year old female of Tuscola, Illinois, for two counts of First Degree Murder (Class X Felony), two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter (Class 3 Felony), one count of Aggravated Arson (Class X Felony) and one count of Residential Arson (Class 1 Felony).
On March 1, 2021, the ISP DCI, Zone 5 was requested to investigate a residential fire with fatalities that occurred in the 100 Block of Water Street, Vermilion, Illinois. On May 3, 2021, as the result of a thorough criminal investigation and with the assistance of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office, Edgar County State’s Attorney’s Office, and Edgar County Coroner’s Office, Sanders was taken into custody in Charleston, IL.
Anyone wishing to provide additional information regarding this investigation or other crimes are encouraged to contact the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigations, Zone 5 at (217) 278-5004 (tip line, callers can remain anonymous), or by email at [email protected]
The public is reminded that all presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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