HENNEPIN, IL- A Putnam County Grand Jury convened by State’s Attorney Christina Judd-Mennie today returned a true bill indicting Clifford Anderson of Murder in the death of 62 year-old Deborah K. Dewey. Dewy was last seen on August 22, 2016, in Spring Valley, Illinois.
On August 29, 2016, Dewey’s gray 2007 Buick LaCrosse, was found unlocked at the TA Truck Stop on Illinois Route 47, just north of I-80.
On September 12, 2016, the Illinois State Police searched a residence located at 5th Street and Illinois Route 71 in Standard, Illinois. During the search of the residence and surrounding property, Investigators exhumed a body from a shallow grave located in the yard of the residence. The body was later confirmed to be that of Dewey.
An intense year-long investigation by the Illinois State Police led up to the newest indictment. Anderson was previously indicted and charged with Concealment of a Homicidal Death in connection with Dewey’s disappearance and death.
The Illinois State Police and Illinois Attorney General’s Office were assisted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office during the investigation.
PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW*