Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Andrew McKissick Caught in Memphis After Wife Sherry Billups Burned to Death

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 9:58 AM

click to enlarge Andrew McKissick was photographed (right) and booked into Shelby County, Tennessee, jail this morning. - COURTESY O'FALLON POLICE/SHELBY COUNTY JAIL
  • COURTESY O'FALLON POLICE/SHELBY COUNTY JAIL
  • Andrew McKissick was photographed (right) and booked into Shelby County, Tennessee, jail this morning.

Andrew McKissick, the husband of an Illinois woman who was burned to death yesterday, has been arrested in Memphis.

The 36-year-old was booked into the Shelby County Jail in Tennessee this morning after a multi-state manhunt. 

McKissick's wife, 35-year-old Sherry Billups, was discovered on fire outside of her car about 7:25 a.m. yesterday near Family Sports Park in O'Fallon, Illinois. Passersby and police tried to save her, but she died there.
click to enlarge Sherry Billups was burned to death Monday in O'Fallon, Illinois. - FACEBOOK
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  • Sherry Billups was burned to death Monday in O'Fallon, Illinois.




O'Fallon police identified McKissick later in the day day as a "person of interest" in the case and distributed his photo and a description of the white Chevrolet pickup they believed he was driving.

He was captured at 11:05 p.m. last night in Memphis and booked into jail this morning as a fugitive from justice. O'Fallon police say his vehicle was discovered earlier. They expect to extradite him to Illinois.

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