FERGUSON, Mo. – A Ferguson man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was found dead overnight in a backyard.
Just before 2:30 a.m. Monday, officers from the St. Louis County Police Department received a call to conduct a welfare check at a residence in the 7400 block of Blanding Drive, according to a probable cause statement.
Officers discovered the body of a woman covered in plastic, as well as a bedsheet, a wheelbarrow, tree branches, and a comforter.
The victim had suffered multiple blunt-force blows to the face and the back of her head.
Detectives with the county’s Crimes Against Persons unit interviewed Rodney Hubbard as a possible suspect. Police claim Hubbard made incriminating statements during the investigation, leading to his arrest.
The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Hubbard with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and tampering with physical evidence. He remains jailed on a $2 million cash-only bond.
The victim’s name has not been released, pending notification of family members.