Wheaton Residents Charged for Alleged Roles in Death of Carol Stream Woman

Wheaton residents charged after allegedly using bleach to destroy evidence of woman's death after heroin overdose.

Two Wheaton residents have been charged for their roles in an apparent heroin overdose of a woman who was found dead in a Carol Stream apartment Monday, according to a press release from the State's Attorney's Office Tuesday.

Edward Kliest, 43 and Tiffany Vanderbusch, 22, both of 0N 220 Silverleaf Blvd., Wheaton have each been charged with one count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class 4 Felony. Kliest was also charged with one count of Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Class 1 Felony, for allegedly supplying the woman with the heroin, according to the release.

At about 3 p.m. Monday, police responded to a 911 call at 665 E. Gunderson Drive, Carol Stream. Upon their arrival, police discovered the body of the victim who lived at the same apartment complex on Gunderson Drive.

Kliest allegedly made arrangements with the victim to meet him at the Gunderson Drive apartment where a relative of Kleist’s lives to sell her heroin. Kleist allegedly sold the drugs to the woman, who went into a bathroom, ingested the drugs and went unconscious, according to the release.

Kliest then allegedly left the apartment and returned later with Vanderbusch after receiving a phone call from his relative informing him that the woman was dead. Kleist and Vanderbusch then allegedly doused the victim with bleach in an attempt to destroy any evidence. The duo left the apartment but returned a short time later only to be arrested by police.

“Once again we see a tragic, senseless death due to an apparent drug overdose,” DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said after setting bond for Kleist and Vanderbusch Tuesday. “People have got to learn that no good will come if they get involved in drugs. I would like to thank the Carol Stream Police Department as well as Assistant State’s Attorney Audrey Anderson for their work on this case.”

Kliest and Vanderbusch both appeared in Bond Court this morning where Judge Michael Wolfe set bond at $750,000 with 10 percent to apply for Kliest and $75,000 with 10 percent to apply for Vanderbusch. Their cases have been assigned to Judge Daniel Guerin.


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