‘Savage Monster’ Accused of Decapitating Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend, Throwing Head in Dumpster, While Family Planned Baby Shower
By Yaron Steinbuch
June 15, 2022
A pregnant Illinois woman was decapitated at her home, where her head was discovered in a dumpster — and her ex-boyfriend has been charged in the brutal murder, authorities said.
Deundrea Holloway, 22, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Liese Dodd, also 22, whose remains were found Thursday in her Alton home, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
He also was hit with two counts of intentional homicide of an unborn child, dismembering a human body, concealment of a homicide and possessing a stolen vehicle.
The head of the nearly eight-months-pregnant woman was found in the dumpster outside her apartment, according to the newspaper.
… Dodd’s mother, Heidi Noel, discovered the horrific scene on Bolivar Street when she went to check on her Thursday after she had not heard from the woman — who was expecting her first child, a baby girl, on July 27, according to the paper.
The family had reportedly been planning a shower for the baby, whose wish list included a pink princess crib sheet.
Officials have not said if the murder suspect — who Pulido said had “an on-and-off” relationship with Dodd for about two years — was the unborn baby’s father.
But the grief-stricken mother told KMOV that Holloway was not the father.
(Link): Pregnant woman, 22, is decapitated as her family planned baby shower: Horror as head is found in a dumpster outside house as police charge her ‘savage monster’ ex-boyfriend, 22, with murdering her and unborn child
June 15, 2022
by Tom Brown and Rachel Bunyan
A 22-year-old pregnant woman has been found decapitated, just weeks before her family were set to surprise her with a baby shower.
Liese Dodd, who was eight months pregnant with her first child, was discovered by her mother in her apartment in Alton, Illinois, on Thursday.
Her decapitated head was found in a dumpster outside the building in a murder police have described as ‘abominable’.
Dodd’s ex-boyfriend Deundrea Holloway, 22, has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of the expectant mother and her unborn baby girl.
Dodd, who fondly called her unborn child ‘my little bean’, has been described by her family as a ‘bright light that cared for everyone’.
Her mother, Heidi Noel, said the family were planning a baby shower for Dodd for the end of this month – and were gathering gifts together ahead of the birth in late July.
Noel, who is now instead planning a funeral for her daughter and granddaughter, said she had sent out the invitations and the family were gathering gifts together.
She said Holloway was not the father of the baby, but the pair had been in an on-and-off relationship for two years.
‘We were planning her baby shower for the end of this month,’ Noel told KMOV. ‘I had just sent out invitations the prior Saturday for the baby shower. We were just excited and gathering the items you need to have a baby.
‘She wasn’t set on a name yet. [She] said “my little bean”. So, we essentially were calling the baby “baby bean”.’
Noel is now planning to hold a ‘celebration of life’ for her daughter and grandchild after finding Dodd’s decapitated body.
June 20, 2022
The family of a mentally ill Illinois man who decapitated his pregnant ex-girlfriend say he is not a monster and was driven to kill by ‘extreme paranoia’.
Deundrea Holloway, 22, murdered Liese Dodd, who was eight months pregnant with her first child, last week.
Her severed head was found in a dumpster outside her apartment building in Illinois.
…He is now behind bars on murder charges.
In a YouTube video posted last week, his stepfather Chris Hawk said the family was ‘ashamed’ of what he had done, but insisted he was not a ‘monster’.
He said they had been trying to get him mental health help for three years but that nothing was done because he hadn’t committed a crime.
‘I’m not going to deny that what happened was an extreme act of evil… We are ashamed. His mom, his sister. We’re all shocked.