2 accused of shooting woman, burning her body inside minivan

Two murder suspects are in custody more than a month after a woman’s body was found in a burning minivan in Atlanta.

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Eureon Deontae Phillips, 29, of Snellville, and Antisa Denise Columbis, 35, of Atlanta, face multiple felonies in connection with the Sept. 13 death of Tiffany Valkoun, DeKalb police said.

Valkoun was shot in the head before her body was burned inside a 2005 Dodge Caravan in the 4200 block of Riverlake Way, AJC.com previously reported. She was found in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

Because of burns from the fire, investigators were not able to identify the victim’s gender or age for days after her body’s discovery.

Columbus was arrested Thursday, while Phillips was taken into custody Friday, according to DeKalb jail records. It’s unclear how the two were tied to the crime.

Both face charges of first-degree arson and concealing the death of another. Columbus also faces charges of second-degree murder and hindering a criminal, while Phillips was also charged with felony murder, terroristic threats and injuring a police dog or horse, jail records show.

Both were in the DeKalb jail without bond Friday afternoon.

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