Clearfield, PA – Three of the suspects in the murder case of 19-year-old Chase Anderson were in court yesterday.
22-year-old Kenja Tew of Glen Richey and 38-year-old Denny Bailey of Woodland both face criminal homicide charges. 26-year-old Chantell Demi faces charges of criminal conspiracy.
Bailey and Demi both had all charges bound to county court after their preliminary hearings. Tew waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
All three of them also face charges related to kidnapping, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse, simple assault, and reckless endangerment.
Chase Anderson’s body was found on Aug. 26 in the woods in Pike Township, Clearfield County. Nearly 8 months later, these suspects were finally charged.
After multiple interviews with the suspects and witnesses, Bailey and Tew eventually took responsibility for Anderson’s murder. They allegedly stabbed him multiple times before setting fire to his body.
Anderson had reportedly been working for Bailey and was delivering meth and other drugs from Pittsburgh. Police say the murder was planned after Anderson was reportedly sexually involved with Bailey’s girlfriend, Demi.
Another man, 38-year-old Joseph Ralston of Curwensville, was allegedly involved in destroying evidence in the case. He is being held in jail, awaiting his preliminary hearing on April 18.
Above: 38-year-old Denny Bailey of Woodland
Above: 22-year-old Kenja Tew of Clearfield
Above: 36-year-old Chantell Demi of Woodland
Above: 38-year-old Joseph Ralston of Curwensville
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