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Six people have been charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman whose remains were found in a central Illinois lake.


Authorities announced Thursday six men are accused of cutting up the body of 24-year-old Ashley Gibson in a northwest Champaign home. Her mother reported her missing April 19.


Charged are 26-year-old Davion Hedrick, Donte Meeks and Deundrea Weatherspoon, both 25, 28-year-old Randale Banks, 23-year-old Reginald Logan and 19-year-old Javon Tate.


Authorities say Hedrick is a resident of the house where the alleged dismemberment occurred.


No charges have been filed relating to her death. Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz says more charges could be filed later.


Gibson's remains were found Sunday in Clinton Lake in DeWitt County.


Champaign police Lt. Dave Shaffer says investigators are trying to determine a motive for the dismemberment.

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