US Man Arrested For Beheading Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend


A Litchfield man named Deundrea S.
Holloway, 22, has been charged with the gruesome murder of a pregnant mother,
Liese A. Dodd, 22.

Liese Dodd was killed in her residence in the 3400
block of Bolivar Street in Alton.

Liese’s mother arrived at this residence where her
daughter had recently moved as she had not been heard from lately and
discovered her dead body on Thursday, June 9.

The Alton Police was immediately contacted.

Holloway was arrested in Gillespie, Illinois,
police say. He is being held at the Alton police station department on a
$2million bond.

On Monday, June 13, the Madison County State’s
Attorney’s Office issued the following charges for Holloway: two counts of
first-degree murder, two counts of intentional homicide to an unborn child,
dismembering a human body, offenses relating to motor vehicles, and concealment
of a homicide death.

Alton Police Chief Marcos Pulido said the
investigation determined Liese was beheaded and she was also pregnant with an
expected delivery date in mid-July.

Holloway and Dodd had been dating on and off for
two years.

Dodd recently moved to Alton and was originally
from the Litchfield area.

The Alton Police Department Investigations
Division started investigating the case as soon as it was called to the scene
at 12:59 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022, in the 3400 block of Bolivar. Holloway’s
bail has been set at $2,000,000. Holloway is currently being held at the Alton
Police Jail.

“Liese and Deundrea had been in an on and off
dating relationship for about two years,” Chief Pulido said. “Liese
had just moved to Alton a short time ago. Deundrea was from the Litchfield,
IL., area.

“The sufferings for the victim are
horrible,” Chief Pulido said. “Nobody should have to endure what
Liese and her unborn child went through. On behalf of the Alton Police
Department, I offer my sincerest condolences to Liese’s family and friends. I
would like to extend a special thanks to the Madison County Coroner’s Office,
the Litchfield Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the
Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police, and the Gillespie
Police Department and so many other law enforcement that assembled and assisted
in the investigation.”

Madison County State’s Attorney Thomas Haine said
he and his staff offered their sympathy to the family of Liese Dodd for the
profound loss they are suffering.

“We believe the evidence will show that the
defendant’s gruesome actions here killed both a young woman and the child she
carried in her womb,” he said. “In the eyes of the law, both these
killings are equal and he will now face justice for both. I want to thank the
Alton Police Department and the many assisting agencies for their swift actions
in taking this dangerous offender off the street.”


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