Suspects in Evansville murder case make first court appearance

Victim’s body found near Ellis Park on June 2

Suspects in Evansville murder case make first court appearance

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Three people arrested in the death of a woman in Evansville made their first court appearances Wednesday.

Police say 23-year old Kimra Miller died during a fight at a home on South Garvin on May 26. Her body was then dumped near Ellis Park and found on June 2.

Police say Couto and Landfair were with Miller before, during, and after the fight. Police say Landfair and Couto blamed each other for Miller’s death.

Ciarra Landfair and Lakeysha Couto were initially both facing murder charges in the case. According to court records, Couto is no longer facing a murder charge, instead, she is facing charges of assisting a criminal and obstruction of justice.

Gracie Smith is also facing assisting a criminal and obstruction of justice charges.

Left to right: Lakeysha Couto, 27, Ciarra Landfair, 31, Gracie Smith, 23. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)
Left to right: Lakeysha Couto, 27, Ciarra Landfair, 31, Gracie Smith, 23. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail) (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

Landfair is being held without bond. Couto and Smith each have a $15,000 cash bond.

Smith is expected back in court on June 20. Landfair and Couto are expected back in court on June 21.

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