A woman accused of hiding a body in the Knox County Detention Center is now charged with murder

GALESBURG, IL. (KWQC) – A Knox County woman accused of hiding a decomposing body in a warehouse now faces more charges, including murder, after prosecutors say she poisoned a man with eye drops and other substances. .

Knox County prosecutors on Monday filed an amended information charging 50-year-old Marcy Lynn Ogle of Macon, Illinois with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery by use of a dangerous substance and concealing a homicide.

He already faced two counts of possession of a firearm without a required gun owner’s license, two counts of forgery and one count of concealing a death.

He is due back in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing on the new charges, court records show.

According to the information filed Tuesday, Oglesby poisoned Richard Young between June 1, 2021, and Oct. 31, 2021, by putting eye drops and other substances in his food and drink, knowing he would ingest them and “knowing such an act would have made strong. death of Richard Young.”

She also gave him an antidepressant without his consent, according to the document.

He also concealed her death by placing her body in a box and locking it in a storage unit between October 15, 2021 and December 25, 2021.

At approximately 6:00 pm on October 7th, Knox County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Storage Units at 105 E. 3rd, Maquon for a complaint of a suspicious odor.

Deputies met with the warehouse manager and Oglesby, the owner of the storage unit, about where the odor was coming from, deputies said.

The owner of the unit, later identified as Oglesby, opened it for deputies and said the smell was from an opossum that had died in the unit.

The deputies asked him to open a large box inside the unit. She said there was a body inside the box, according to deputies.

Oglesby pleaded not guilty to the original charge on October 31.

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