Leslie Criss 12/1/09 Mike Tonos 12/1/09 Suggested hed: Two charged with disposing of Tennessee woman's body Read-in: The investigation of Donna Hill's death awaits the autopsy report

CORINTH – Two suspects being held on other charges have now been accused of disposing of the body of a Tennessee woman who died in late October.
Aaron Hastings, 30, of Corinth, and Amanda Ervin Wilbanks, 32, of Ramer, Tenn., have been charged with disposal of a corpse, a felony, by the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department, said sheriff’s Investigator Jerry Rogers.
Donna Hill of Ramer, Tenn., who was found floating in the Tuscumbia River in Alcorn County on Oct. 25. Since then, law enforcement from Mississippi and Tennessee have pursued leads in the case.
“The medical examiner’s report is not in yet, but there is nothing that leads us to believe she died in Alcorn County,” Rogers said Tuesday.
Hastings was initially picked up for questioning on Oct. 27 after being suspected of breaking into the family home on Burns Road in Corinth.
He was charged with burglary and remains in Corinth city jail on $50,000 bond. An additional bond of $25,000 has been set on the disposal of a corpse charge.
Wilbanks was charged with theft of property of more than $10,000 after she was found Oct. 26 driving the car that had been rented to Hill. She is is being held in the McNairy County, Tenn., jail with a bond of $25,000 for the theft charge.
“If she makes the bond in Tennessee we have put a hold on her for the charges in Alcorn County,” Rogers said.
While the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is in charge of continuing the investigation into Hill’s death, the case is at a standstill awaiting the autopsy results from the Mississippi medical examiner, said Special Agent in Charge John Mehr.
Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@djournal.com.

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