Donna Tooley

A 51-year-old High Ridge woman has been charged with the alleged murder and dismemberment of a man whose remains were located in Franklin County last month. 

Donna Tooley, High Ridge, was charged Friday, Feb. 3, in Jefferson County Circuit Court with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence.

Authorities identified the burned remains that were found Jan. 10 at the Chouteau Claim river access in the Moselle area as Vincent S. White, 50, High Ridge.

Tooley was arrested at 6:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. She is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond. 

According to St. Louis Major Case Squad Deputy Cmdr. Gary Higginbotham, the couple had been living together in High Ridge, located in Jefferson County.

Investigators recovered more remains Friday, Jan. 27, in the Highway AH area of Franklin County. 

Higginbotham said the alleged murder occurred in Jefferson County.

The remains were dumped at the access between two to three days before they were uncovered by Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) employees.

Around noon Jan. 10, staff members with the Forestry Division of the MDC found the remains in a burn pile located in brush.

Deputies and conservation agents used cadaver dogs to conduct a grid search of the area where the Bourbeuse and Meramec rivers meet.