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Trial set to begin in southern Illinois woman’s 2010 death

March 7, 2020 GMT

JERSEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The trial of a southern Illinois man charged with a woman’s murder is set to begin Monday, nearly ten years after she went missing.

Roger Carroll is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, concealing a homicide and aggravated kidnapping in 48-year-old Bonnie Woodward’s death, The Alton Telegraph reported. Two weeks have been reserved for the trial.

Woodward was last seen in June 2010 outside her work, a nursing home in Alton.

Authorities considered Carroll a suspect at the time of Woodward’s disappearance because fingerprints found on her truck matched his. Police searched his property but found nothing.

Prosecutors said in 2018 that new information prompted another search of the property and investigators found Woodward’s burnt remains.