Cairo Woman Facing First-Degree Murder Charges in Relation to 2018 Death of Tomie Edwards

Cairo Woman Facing First-Degree Murder Charges in Relation to 2018 Death of Tomie Edwards

Cairo – A Cairo woman is facing five counts of First-Degree Murder stemming from a 2018 death. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, 66-year-old Mary Davis of Cairo was arrested on August 11th in relation to the death of 63-year-old Tomie Edwards. Edwards’ body was pulled from a river near Madisonville Kentucky in May of 2018 and his death was determined to be a homicide following an autopsy. Davis posted bond following her August arrest on charges of concealment of a homicidal death. On Thursday, the Alexander County State’s Attorney’s Office entered five additional counts of First Degree Murder, and Davis was taken back into custody.

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