Myers, 32, wanted for Twin Lakes, Richmond deaths

By Jason Arndt
Editor

A 32-year-old Illinois woman allegedly involved in overdose deaths in both Twin Lakes and Richmond, Ill. is still at large, according to Richmond Police Lt. Scott Adams, who said she was indicted in another Illinois county.

Casey L. Myers, of St. Charles, was indicted on a drug induced homicide charge by a McHenry County Grand Jury on Oct. 19 for the March 2 death of Jennifer Farrell in Richmond.

Casey Myers (Courtesy of Effingham County Sheriff’s Dept.)

“She has been charged, but has not been arrested,” said Adams, who encourages anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact authorities in either state.

According to McHenry County court records, authorities issued a $100,000 arrest warrant for Myers, who is also wanted on a warrant issued in Kenosha County on Sept. 8.

Myers’ co-defendant, 28-year-old Joseph A. Williams, of Genoa City, remains held in McHenry County Jail on a $350,000 cash bond.

Both were also charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, according to the indictment, which indicated Farrell died of a heroin overdose.

Williams was bound over for trial at an Oct. 27 arraignment in McHenry County Circuit Court, online records show.

Meanwhile, in Twin Lakes, Myers and Austin Johnson, 29, Chicago, were allegedly involved in the June 12 overdose of 22-year-old Austin Lange, who was found dead in his 1717 Wilmot Road apartment.

According to a Kenosha County criminal complaint, the two were identified by a witness, who said they often sold heroin to Lange.

A medical examiner concluded Lange died of acute mixed drug intoxication and “noted that Fentanyl, Acetylfentanyl, Cocaine and MDMA” were in his system. MDMA is also known as ecstasy.

Then, on Aug. 5, according to the Kenosha County complaint, authorities from Twin Lakes and Richmond arrived to Effingham County, which is about 90 miles east of St. Louis, to question Myers.

Myers, who said she receives heroin from Johnson, told investigators she has 30 to 40 customers in Kenosha and Walworth counties, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint contends she met with Lange the night before his death.

The two were formally charged in Kenosha County on Sept. 8 when authorities issued warrants for their arrest.

Other indictments
Shortly before investigators from both states arrived to Effingham, Myers already faced a charge of forgery and possession of cocaine related to a July 21 incident, according to Effingham court records.

Myers, who allegedly tried to pass a $100 counterfeit bill at Sally’s Beauty Supply, also was accused of having narcotics in her possession.

Charges were formally filed on July 24, court documents show, which indicated an indictment did not come until Aug. 16, after local investigators had already left.

According to online court records, Myers posted a $500 cash bond on Aug. 7, when probation was notified of the change.

On Aug. 16, when she appeared for her indictment, Effingham County court officials extended her bond.

Myers, however, failed to appear for further court appearances and had the bond revoked, a representative of the Effingham County Circuit Clerk’s Office said.

The Effingham Daily News reported Myers was arrested after she and four others from Chicago attempted to pass a counterfeit bill at a Long John Silvers restaurant.

Authorities seek Myers
Adams believes some people in either Richmond or Twin Lakes might know where she is.

“She has got a lot of acquaintances in Twin Lakes,” he said.

Anyone in Wisconsin with information on Myers is asked to call the Twin Lakes Police Department at 262-877-9056.

For people in Illinois, they can contact Richmond Police at 815-678-2351.

 
 

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