A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing hi sgirlfriend and dumping her body in Madison County three years ago. 49-year-old Raamon Victor Reed killed 44-year-old Tabatha Milton-Rush of St. Louis. Someone walking their dog near Illinois 255 and 140 in Bethalto discovered her body on January 5, 2013.
Reed pleaded guilty November 25, 2015 to first-degree murder and of concealment of a homicidal death in connection with the death. Investigators believe Milton-Rush was shot to death at another location and her body dumped just off the highway, across from the Bethalto sports complex. Police from several jurisdictions were called to the scene when the body was discovered near the southbound lanes. Reed was sentenced to 38 years for the murder and 2 years for the concealment charge, and the sentences will run consecutively. He will have to serve 100% of the homicide conviction and at least 50% for the concealment.