Matthew Isbell and Christine Roush

Two individuals were arrested Friday in Bloomington after an extensive investigation by the McLean County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office and Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services in connection to the Funks Grove Nature Preserve homicide.

Christine Roush, 22, of Washington, Illinois, who is the biological daughter of the victim Teresa Poehlman, and Matthew Isbell, 20, of Marquette Heights, Illinois, are anticipated to be charged with first degree murder at a court hearing Saturday.

Poehlman's body was found by two people who were walking a trail at the preserve around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release by Sheriff Jon Sandage. She was dead at the scene. 

The investigation will continue with the possibility of more arrests, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Detective Cory Beverlin at the Sheriff’s Office at 888-5048.

EMA SASIC is a senior journalism major and Editor-in-Chief and columnist for The Vidette. Any questions or comments regarding her column can be sent to Follow her on Twitter at @ema_sasic.

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