Murder charges filed in death of former Salem woman

CARBONDALE — A third person has been charged in connection with the death of a former Salem woman whose burned body was found August 30th in a wooded area behind a Midas shop in Carbondale.

Lauren Stinde (Source: Carbondale PD)
Lauren Stinde
(Source: Carbondale PD)

Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael C. Carr filed two counts of First Degree Murder and one count of Conceal Homicidal Death Monday against 23-year-old Lauren L. Stinde, of Carbondale.

The Information alleges that on August 29, 2016, Stinde and others killed Robin Stief., who had been living in Mt. Vernon when she was reported missing just days before her body was discovered. She was not identified until forensic examination determined the remains were Stief’s.

Stinde is also charged with Concealment of Homicidal Death, in that she placed Stief’s body into a trash can and concealed the trash can in a wooded area for the purpose of preventing or delaying the discovery of her death.

The burned remains of Robin Stief  were found in a wooded area off of East Main Street, near Piles Fork Creek, in Carbondale on August 30, 2016.  Stinde is currently in custody at the Jackson County Jail with bond at $1 million.

Robert Dennis and Tiesha Anderson are also charged with concealing a homicidal death related to the case.

The investigation is being pursued by the Carbondale Police Department and the Illinois State Police. Assistant State’s Attorney Casey E.A. Bloodworth is handling the prosecution.