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2 charged in killing of Wisconsin woman; body found in SD

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged two West Allis residents in the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman whose body was found in South Dakota.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Prosecutors have charged two West Allis residents in the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman whose body was found in South Dakota.

Thirty-four-year-old Tiffany Simmons and 44-year-old Shanta Pearson were charged Tuesday in Milwaukee County.

According to the complaint, Simmons and Pearson were giving Tess White a ride when she and Simmons began to argue over whether White stole drugs from them. The complaint says Simmons tortured White before strangling her with a rope.

White's aunt reported her missing in May. Two farmers later found White's burned body in northeastern South Dakota.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Simmons and Pearson were driving in Colorado when they were pulled over for failing to dim their headlights.

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Court records do not list defense attorneys who could comment on the pair's behalf.

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