Police arrested 18-year-old Rick Meador in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Kyle M. Johnson on Wednesday, September 30. According to WCIA, investigators located him in Walton County, Florida, with a 16-year-old girl listed as missing and endangered.
On Sunday, September 6, authorities arrived at North Walnut and East Laurel Street in Olney, Illinois, where Rick shot Kyle multiple times. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
A.J. Freund’s father, Andrew Freund, was sentenced to 30 years in prison nearly one and a half years after his son was found wrapped in plastic and buried in a shallow grave. Following a plea deal, Andrew was sentenced to 11 years for aggravated battery of a child, 14 years for involuntary manslaughter, and five years for the concealment of his son’s murder. In December 2019, A.J.’s mother JoAnn Cunningham pleaded guilty to one count of murder. In July, JoAnn was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Jeremiah “Jerry” Harris, a star of Netflix’s hit docuseries Cheer, was formally charged Thursday for allegedly producing child pornography. On Friday, Harris’ former Cheer teammates spoke out after his arrest by releasing statements on their respective social media accounts.
On Tuesday, September 15, a family made a terrifying discovery after finding dismembered body parts in their relative’s suitcase. Melvin Martin Jr., a Kentucky native, went to visit his relatives in Markham, Illinois. According to KWQC, the family first started to suspect Martin when they smelled a weird odor coming from his suitcase. Martin never unpacked and kept his belongings close to him at all times.
In Freeport, Illinois, George Buss was arrested on August 28 for possession of child pornography videos and patronizing a prostitute. The investigation into Buss started in February and lead to the arrest of one other man, Tyler Dotson. Buss was well known as the 16th President’s reenactor and performed at numerous venues.
The person who was seen on video firing a rifle Tuesday night at people during a protest over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Wisconsin has been identified as a white teenager named Kyle Rittenhouse, affiliated with police, according to unconfirmed reports on social media.
When a distraught man called authorities in 2014 to report that his fiancée had shot herself in the head, authorities initially suspected she had died from a tragic suicide. The investigation, however, soon revealed her death was the result of something much more sinister.
On the night of April 27, 2012, everything changed for seemingly happy married couple Chad and Lisa Cutler.
A Central Illinois man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2015 slaying of an Army veteran who prosecutors say was fatally shot during a dispute over a small amount of drugs.
In the late 1970s, the remains of two young men — Timothy O’Rourke and Frank Landingin — were found washed ashore the riverbanks of Grundy County, Illinois with pairs of underwear lodged down their throats. In both cases, investigators found no other evidence on the bodies, and they zeroed in on the underwear as their only lead.
Prosecutors on Sunday said Michael Caraway was already wanted for murder when he allegedly led at least 13 Illinois State Police vehicles on an 11-mile chase through the south suburbs that reached speeds of 120 mph.
Police say 18-year-old Haley Marie Decker’s death appears to be a homicide.
An Illinois man who feared he and his girlfriend had contracted coronavirus fatally shot the woman before turning the gun on himself last Thursday night, authorities said.
The man found guilty of stabbing Hinsdale actor Andrea Urban is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.
A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in New York federal court claims a breakthrough facial recognition technology designed for law enforcement use is illegally taking people’s biometric information without their consent.
A state’s attorney’s office in Illinois has welcomed its newest member: Hatty the black lab
Illinois State Police have identified a suspect being held in the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy who was responding to a home in which a man was barricaded.