MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Four years after a Columbia Heights woman was murdered, a 35-year-old man has been charged with her death.

Mo Savoy Hicks is in custody at the Anoka County Jail, after being charged with second-degree murder on Wednesday. Hicks is accused of killing 60-year-old Judy Lynn Rush and hiding her remains in Brookdale Park.

According to the charges, the Columbia Heights Police Department began an investigation into the disappearance of Rush on Aug. 22, 2007. At the time, Rush had been living at an apartment on 4634 Tyler St. NE.

Investigators discovered a large amount of blood inside Rush’s apartment, but no body was ever found. A judge declared Rush dead on July 21, 2008 after concluding that the volume of blood found in her apartment and the blood spatter patterns indicated a homicide.

On April 8, remains were discovered a Brookdale Park in the city of Brooklyn Park. The remains were processed and identified as Rush.

Hicks was arrested on Monday.

Comments (8)
  1. Anoka Bound says:

    Whats the rest of the story, How did they Identify hicks as the killer?.

    1. Mike says:

      The rest of the story? This is not a novel. it’s a news story with details provided and released by the police department. Life in real time is not a television scripted event!

  2. red says:

    dang He looks evil

    1. tk says:

      i used to go to jr high with this guy he lived a block away from me in brooklyn park,He was a bully then,Wow…..

  3. Mike Hunt says:

    I agree, if you’re going to report then try to do your job. What a joke.

  4. Kent says:

    There is always a critic for every story WCCO pops on the site.
    Sometimes it is warranted, but like Mike says, it is a news flash, not a novel!
    I have a solution for all of you who continue to Rip content on this site:
    Pick a new site to critique!

    1. Norge says:

      Mkaes little diffenece, all Minnesota sites are incompetent, all are overwhelming liberal in their bias (probably helps explain their incompetence) and all live by the “IF IT BLEEDS IT LEADS” mantra of programing. That means that the reasonably intelligent are going to continue to rip them until they RIP or change.

  5. Chrysteena says:

    They Identified Hicks as the killer because they found her blood on his shoes.