Arrest made after decomposed body discovered in Knox County storage unit

Decomposed body found in Knox County storage unit
Decomposed body found in Knox County storage unit(KWQC)
Published: Oct. 12, 2022 at 12:27 AM CDT
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KNOX COUNTY (25 News Now and KWQC) - An arrest has been made after human remains were found in a Knox County storage unit, although the dead person has yet to be identified.

Marcy Oglesby, 50, of Maquon, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for concealment of death which is a Class 4 felony. Her bond was set at $10,000.

Oglesby was also arrested on two Fulton County warrants for fraud and deceptive practices, which are unrelated to this case, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Police started investigating after decomposing human remains were found in a storage unit Friday.

Around 6 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to the storage units at 105 E. 3rd St., Maquon, for a complaint of a suspicious odor.

Deputies met with the manager of the storage facility and the owner of the storage unit where the smell was coming from, deputies said in a media release.

The owner of the unit unlocked it for deputies and said the smell was from an opossum that had died in the unit, the news release said.

Deputies asked the owner to open a large box inside the unit. Decomposed human remains were found, but authorities were unable to make an identification because of the body’s condition.

It was not clear whether Oglesby is the same person initially detained, but later taken to a local hospital for undisclosed medical reasons.