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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Murder Arrest

The City of Carbondale Police Department continues to investigate the death of Ashley Curtis, who was reported missing on 05-03-22, and recovered deceased on 05-09-22 in the 400 block of East College Street. The investigation has led to an indictment in Jackson County, Illinois of Jamar Boyd, 42 of Hollandale Mississippi for two counts of 1st Degree Murder. Boyd is currently in the custody of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi. In addition, the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Ludie Hicks, 49 of Carbondale with Obstructing Justice. Hicks is in the custody of the Henderson County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office.

The Carbondale Police Department continues to be assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Jackson County Coroner’s Office, Belleville, Illinois Police Department, Fairview Heights, Illinois Police Department, and the Washington County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Office. The investigation continues. 

Jamar Boyd, 42 years old of Mississippi

Ludie Hicks, 49 years old of Carbondale

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

 

****Previous Release****

City of Carbondale police officers continued the investigation into the whereabouts of missing person Ashley Curtis, who was reported as missing on 05-03-22.  In the course of that investigation, officers located a deceased female at a residence in the 400 block of East College Street on 05-09-22 that investigators confirmed to be Ashley Curtis.  The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office are assisting with the investigation. The investigation is active and ongoing.  

****Previous Release****

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult. Ashley Dawn Curtis, age 39, was last seen on 05-01-22 in the 400 block of East College Street.  Curtis is described as being about 5’05” tall, weighing about 210 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.  Curtis was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.  Curtis also has a large scar under her right eye.  The investigation is currently active.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Curtis should contact the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200. 


 



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