Jade Marie Beasley was just eleven years old when she was found murdered December 5, 2020 in Marion, Williamson County, Illinois. A woman who lived in the residence at 11304 Songbird Road with Jade and Jade's father has been charged and is facing a murder trial on three counts of first-degree murder. The cause of death was loss of blood from multiple stab wounds. Jade died at the scene.
29-year-old Julia Elaine Bevely is being accused in Jade's murder. She was the only one with Jade at the time of the murder. Jade's father was at work at the time.
Julia made the initial 911 call and told police she left the residence, leaving Jade alone in the house for a short time and when she returned home an unknown man went running from the home. The investigation proved her story to be untrue. This is when she lawyered up.
Bevely is facing a 20 to 120 year sentence. Her bond is set at $2 Million.
The investigation included the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, the Illinois State Police and the Williamson County State's Attorney.
If you have any information contact the Williamson County Sheriff's Office at 618-997-6541
The jury trial is expected to take place in April, 2022.
A candle light vigil was held in Jade's honor at the Williamson County Fairgrounds at 101 North Fair Street. She was buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.