Update: Both suspects involved in death of Casady student charged with murder

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Updated 2/13/15 at 8:52 p.m.

Chloe Thomas, previously accessory to murder in the case of Anne Hill, has been charged with First Degree Murder.

Prosecutors say Thomas finished choking Anne, killing her. That's when she and Raymond took Hill's body to a location outside city limits to dump her body.

Thomas says she does not remember where they took the body because she was high on drugs.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Chadd Raymond pled guilty Friday to the murder of 16-year-old Anne Hill.

Hill, a Casady student, vanished last April. Her body still hasn’t been found.

Hill’s family was sitting just feet away from Chadd Raymond when he admitted his guilt today.

The state offered Raymond a deal in exchange for his testimony, and he agreed to help investigators bring Anne’s body home to her family.

But the 17-year-old had nothing to say on his way into court.

Raymond has been in jail since October for the murder of Annie Jo Hill.

In a plea deal with the state, Raymond pled guilty to first degree murder, saying he and 17-year-old Chloe Thomas strangled Anne on April 11th and dumped her body, though they couldn’t remember where.

Private investigator Darcie Parton-Scoon spoke with us on behalf of Anne’s family.

“They need Annie, they need this other court case to go and be completed,” Parton-Scoon said.

Right now, Chloe Thomas is charged with accessory to murder.

She confessed her involvement to police in October, saying she helped Raymond dispose of Anne’s body after Raymond choked Anne until she died.

Parton-Scoon interviewed Thomas before she turned herself into police.

“She was not able to give me locations, but she was able to describe them and once we actually found those locations, we realized she was telling the truth,” Parton-Scoon said.

Since Anne vanished last April, police, family, and friends have all been looking for her. Private investigators even drained an Edmond pond as part of their search.

While Raymond’s plea gives Anne’s family a slice of justice, they still have unanswered questions.

Raymond told police Anne went to his brother’s apartment where he and Thomas were to buy drugs, but why did they kill Anne?

10 months have gone by. Time and the elements are making the search for Anne’s body more difficult.

“They need Annie Jo home with them,” Parton-Scoon said.

Although the judge sentenced Raymond to life, part of that is suspended, so he will serve 35 years in prison.

He’s expected to testify in Chloe Thomas’s trial. She remains in the juvenile detention center.

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