Woman pleads guilty in Charles Bell disappearance, homicide

4 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Monday, October 19 2015 Oct 19, 2015 Monday, October 19, 2015 2:45:00 PM CDT October 19, 2015 in News
By: Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - Jennifer Freeman pleaded guilty on Monday in a case involving the 2011 disappearance of a Harrisburg man.

Freeman is charged with hindering prosecution of a felony and tampering with physical evidence. Her trial was scheduled to begin next week.

According to a 2014 probable cause statement Freeman told the Boone County Sherrif's Office she assisted in cleaning the crime scene and disposing of 34-year-old Charles Bell's body. 

Bell was last seen on September 15, 2011, and was reported missing three days later. Deputies then classified Bell's disppaerance as a homicide. 

Freeman was sentenced today to six consecutives years in prison. This is concurrent to six years she is already serving for a Boone County case invovling stealing. 

 Major Tom Reddin with the Boone County Sheriff's Department told KOMU 8 News this investigation is open and they will continue to pursue leads in this case.

 

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