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A Kennett woman charged with abandoning a corpse gets a new judge

Nov 09, 2012 -- 1:41pm

 

A Kennett woman charged with abandoning a corpse gets a new judge.  Dunklin County responded to the town of Gibson September 21st.  Crews found the body of 20-year-old Autumn Medley on the side of the road.  The Dunklin County Major Case Squad was activated to investigate.  Police determined 43-year-old Lisa McCormick of Kennett left Medley’s body at that location, just off Dunklin County Road 3-22.  McCormick is charged with a felony of corpse abandonment.  She and a friend dumped Medley’s body after she died from an apparent drug overdose.  They used Medley’s cell phone to alert police of her whereabouts and fled the scene.  McCormick posted a 25-thousand-dollar bond and will be arraigned December 12th in Kennett.

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