A Sedalia woman charged with 2nd degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child and tampering with a motor vehicle in Saline County will be in court Wednesday morning for a pre-trial hearing.
Lydia Iliff, 33, who went missing in July of 2012 with her 18-month-old daughter, turned up a few days later but was disoriented and without her child. That infant was found dead a few hours later, along the banks of the Backwater River. The cause of death was listed as dehydration and heat exposure.
Iliff will be in court at 11:20 a.m. and is scheduled to go before a jury for trial starting November 12th.