Two people charged after Illinois man’s body found in trunk

BROOKLYN, Ill. (AP) — A man and a woman have been charged in the death of a southwestern Illinois man whose body was found in the trunk of a vehicle after a police chase.

Police discovered the body of 45-year-old Roderick Taylor of Collinsville on Thursday night after a vehicle driven by 31-year-old George Tillman of Belleville fled a traffic stop in Brooklyn and crashed in East St. Louis.

Authorities believe Tillman and 26-year-old Ashly Bonner lured Taylor earlier that evening to the woman’s Granite City home in an effort to rob him. Investigators say Taylor was hit over the head and shot multiple times when a struggle ensued.

Tillman and Bonner are charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and aggravated battery. It wasn’t immediately known whether they have attorneys.

Both suspects are being held without bail.