Tuscola Woman Arrested in Fatal Arson

(Undated) – A Tuscola woman was arrested yesterday on charges related to a fatal arson investigation. According to the Illinois State Police, twenty-six-year-old Stefanie Sanders was arrested on two counts of First Degree Murder, two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter, one count of Aggravated Arson, and one count of Residential Arson. On March 1st the State Police were requested to investigate a residential fire with fatalities that occurred in Vermilion, Illinois. They say Sanders was taken into custody as a result of a thorough criminal investigation. The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office, Edgar County State’s Attorney’s Office, and Edgar County Coroner’s Office also assisted in the investigation. Anyone wishing to provide additional information regarding this investigation or other crimes is encouraged to contact the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigations, (217) 278-5004.