North Carolina woman convicted of hiding her mother’s dead body arrested in Dixon, Ill.


A North Carolina woman convicted of concealing the body of her mother is arrested in Dixon, Illinois during the weekend.

Dixon Police told Local 4 News Marcella J. Lee was taken into custody Feb. 10. 

They said she had a warrant for a parole violation. It stemmed from a conviction for concealing evidence of a death. 

Local 4 News sister station in North Carolina reported in 2016 that the 59-year-old had not notified officials about her mother’s death and later found in a freezer. 

Officials in North Carolina said no foul play was suspected in the death of Lee’s mother.

Lee is being held in the Lee County Jail and awaiting extradition back to North Carolina.  

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