Preliminary hearing set for Kennett woman accused of abandoning corpse

Monday, October 1, 2012

KENNETT, Mo. -- A Kennett woman charged with abandoning a corpse appeared in court last week, with another appearance being scheduled for early November.

Lisa McCormick, 43, has been scheduled to appear before a judge at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 for her preliminary hearing.

McCormick was arrested Sept. 22 after Autumn Medley, 20, of Kennett was found dead the day before on County Road 322, near Gibson, Mo.

McCormick was charged with felony abandonment of a corpse. She posted a surety bond of $25,000 on Tuesday and appeared in court Friday.

The Dunklin County Major Case Squad was activated to investigate the case, and that investigation continues.

DunklinCounty Coroner James Powell is awaiting results of a toxicology report.

Pertinent address:

Gibson, MO

Kennett, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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