A man from Sedalia has been charged in the case of a suspicious death in Springfield last year.
The Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says Keelan M. Miller, 22, was charged Friday with felonies of abandonment of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.
The charges stem from what happened on November 13, 2016, when the body of 19-year-old Camille Crews was found outside the Town and Campus Apartments on East Page in Springfield.
The initial investigation found that Camille Crews died by ethanol and benzodiazepine intoxication.
Prosecutors say Miller and Crews agreed to meet up at Miller’s girlfriend’s apartment to drink alcohol.
After taking shots of rum, having sex and going to sleep, prosecutors say Miller woke up to find Crews dead.
Miller is accused of dragging Crews body outside of the apartment, throwing her shoes in the dumpster and then taking the sheets to the building’s laundry room.
Investigators discovered that Miller then called 911 under a fake name and left the scene.
Miller had a DWI warrant out for him at the time.
He is now in the Greene County Jail with a bond set at $25,000.00.
As a general rule, Missouri law does not impose liability on a host for unintended consequences that result from providing alcohol to a guest.
In this instance, the State does not have sufficient evidence to overcome this general principal to pursue additional charges.