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Young Steelville Woman Facing Murder Charge in Crawford County Court Later This Month

(Steelville) A Steelville woman, charged with murder in Crawford County, in relation to the death of Albert Terry Barton, will have her next court appearance later this month at the courthouse in Steelville.

20-year-old Beau Mackenna Dyer is being held on no bond and will have a counsel status hearing on July 29th.

Dyer faces three felonies…first degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with evidence in a felony prosecution.

Another person charged in this case is 51-year-old Eric M. Ray of Steelville.

He’s facing the charges of abandonment of a corpse and tampering with evidence in a felony prosecution and is being held on a 100-thousand dollar bond.

Ray will have a confined docket hearing on Thursday, July 15th and on the 29th, he will have a counsel status hearing.

Albert Barton disappeared on June 6th and his body was found by police on June 30th.

After interviewing Dyer and Ray on June 30th, Crawford County deputies learned where Barton’s body was located.

Police still have not indicated the exact cause of Barton’s death.

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