A citywide search was launched for Tunstall's three missing children. Acting on a tip, police returned to Tunstall's public housing complex and found the bodies of the children stuffed in a clothes washer and dryer. They had been drugged and then drowned in a bathtub.
Arrested and charged in the case was Tiffany Hall, 24, a lifelong friend of Tunstall's who regularly baby-sat her children.
Latest DevelopmentsFetus Thief Pleads Guilty, Dodges Death Penalty
June 10, 2008
An Illinois woman facing two death penalty charges for killing her pregnant friend, her unborn child and the victim's three children has entered a guilty plea in a deal that allows her to avoid the death penalty. Tiffany Hall was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Previous DevelopmentsTiffany Hall Faces 2nd Death Penalty Charge
Aug. 15, 2007
An Illinois woman who already faced the death penalty for the murder of Jimella Tunstall and her unborn baby is now facing another death penalty trial for the murder of Tunstall's three children.
Tiffany Hall Faces Death Penalty
Feb. 2, 2007
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against an Illinois woman who killed a pregnant woman, cut the fetus from her womb, drowned the pregnant woman's three young children and left them in the washing machine and dryer of the family's apartment.
Woman Charged in Murder of Mother, Fetus
Sept. 23, 2006
A 24-year-old Illinois woman was charged Saturday with first-degree murder in the deaths of her pregnant friend and the unborn child police believe that she cut from the slain woman's womb.