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Two women charged with concealing death at park near Richmond

Mikalah Marie Stoen, left, and Theresa Marie Stoen

Two women have been charged with concealing a death after McHenry County Conservation District police found the body of a dead man at a conservation area near Richmond.

Theresa Marie Stoen, 43, of the 500 block of Main Street, Genoa City, Wisconsin, and Mikalah Marie Stoen, 24, of the 10600 block of Route 12, Richmond, each were charged with concealment of a death, according to the criminal complaint filed Monday in McHenry County.

The two are accused of moving a body from where the person died with the intent of concealing the place or manner of the death, according to the complaints.

Conservation police received a report about 8 a.m. Friday from a district staff member regarding a deceased man found near the entrance of the North Branch Conservation Area in Richmond, according to a news release.

The McHenry County Conservation District’s North Branch Conservation Area at 11500 North Keystone Road in Richmond on Monday, May 2, 2022. A body was found near the entrance to the conservation area on Friday.

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office and the conservation district identified the man as Alexander Oleston, 32, of Richmond. He had “no signs of apparent injury,” according to the conservation district’s news release.

Oleston did not have any identification on him.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, McHenry County Coroner Michael Rein said. He did not expect a cause of death to be released soon as toxicology and other lab reports can take several weeks.

The two women were scheduled to appear in bond court Monday morning where bond was set at $20,000 for each woman, of which 10% would need to be posted to secure their release. Both have requested their bonds be reduced through their public defenders.

Both women posted bond Monday, the jail log showed.

Mikalah Stoen has ongoing cases in Walworth County for felony bail jumping and felony manufacture or delivery of less than 200 grams of marijuana, Wisconsin court records show. A plea and sentencing hearing was scheduled for June 14 during a court date last month.

The McHenry County Conservation District’s North Branch Conservation Area at 11500 North Keystone Road in Richmond on Monday, May 2, 2022. A body was found near the entrance to the conservation area on Friday.

She also has three McHenry County traffic cases, two for driving while her license was revoked, McHenry County court records show.

Oleston pleaded guilty in 2012 in Walworth County to second-degree sexual assault of a child when he was 22 years old, Wisconsin court records show. He was sentenced to two years in prison and 10 years of probation.

Oleston also was ordered to register as a sex offender for 15 years, according to Wisconsin court records. He was charged twice in McHenry County with failing to report a change of address, once in 2020 and again in 2021. He pleaded guilty each time.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Police Department and Richmond Township Fire Protection District also and assisted with the investigation, according to the news release.

Update: This article was updated to clarify the charges and include Oleston’s age and hometown.