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Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Jack McCullough Convicted In 1957 Murder Of 7-Year-Old Maria Ridulph

A judge has convicted a 72-year-old man in abduction and murder of 7-year-old Sycamore girl in 1957.

09/14/2012

Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

1957 Child Murder Suspect Acquitted Of Separate Rape

A judge found a former Washington state man not guilty in 50-year-old a rape case.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

1957 Sycamore Murder Suspect Opts For Bench Trial On Rape Charge

Jury selection begins Tuesday for a rape trial, for the former police officer who is also charged with kidnapping and murdering a Sycamore girl in 1957.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Man Held In 1957 Sycamore Murder To First Face Trial On Rape Charges

The former cop charged with kidnapping and murdering a Sycamore girl in 1957 first will stand trial for raping another girl in the same town less than five years later, DeKalb County prosecutors said.

10/12/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

1957 Murder Suspect To Be Indicted On New Rape Charges

A Seattle man charged in the kidnapping and murder of a 7-year old Sycamore girl in 1957 will be in court Wednesday to face more charges.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Judge To Hold Hearing On Reporters’ Notes In Ridulph Case

A DeKalb County judge will hold a hearing next month to determine whether two reporters should give prosecutors their notes on jailhouse interviews with a man charged in the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old girl.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Man Accused In Sycamore Girl’s 1957 Murder Returned To Illinois

Late Wednesday afternoon, the Seattle man accused of the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl was returned to Illinois to face the charges against him.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of Sycamore girl Maria Ridulph. (Sycamore Police Dept.)

1957 Child Murder Suspect To Be Extradited To Illinois

He insists he didn’t do it, but suspect in a 1957 murder in Sycamore is willingly coming back to Illinois to face charges here.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of Sycamore girl Maria Ridulph. (Sycamore Police Dept.)

Suspect Fights Extradition In Girl’s 1957 Murder

The Washington state man newly charged in the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl is fighting extradition.

07/13/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of Sycamore girl Maria Ridulph. (Sycamore Police Dept.)

Authorities To Discuss Case Against 1957 Murder Suspect

Prosecutors and investigators are to hold a news conference in Sycamore this afternoon to release more information about their case against a defendant in a 54-year-old murder case.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of Sycamore girl Maria Ridulph. (Sycamore Police Dept.)

Suspect In 1957 Child Murder Says He Has ‘Iron-Clad Alibi’

In an extensive interview with The Associated Press, Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, says he was not in Sycamore at the time Maria Ridulph was abducted from the small Illinois town where he once lived.

07/08/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of Sycamore girl Maria Ridulph. (Sycamore Police Dept.)

Suspect In 1957 Child Murder Says He Has ‘Ironclad’ Alibi

The Seattle man charged with the murder of a 7-year-old girl more than half a century ago says he didn’t do it, and he has an ironclad alibi.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of Sycamore girl Maria Ridulph. (Sycamore Police Dept.)

Suspect In 1957 Sycamore Murder Charged As Fugitive

A Seattle man arrested in the 1957 killing of a girl in Sycamore has been charged with being a fugitive, as authorities attempt to have him returned to Illinois to face murder charges.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of Sycamore girl Maria Ridulph. (Sycamore Police Dept.)

Accused Killer In 1957 Child Murder Held On $3M Bail

Jack Daniel McCullough was charged last week in Illinois with murdering 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, who was abducted while playing with a friend near her home in Sycamore, about 50 miles west of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

Murder suspect Jack Daniel McCullough, left; victim Maria Ridulph. (Sycamore Police; Chicago Sun-Times)

Breakthrough In Sycamore Child-Murder Case Was Long Time Coming

The 71-year-old Seattle man charged in Maria Ridulph’s death did not make a scheduled court appearance Saturday; the judge suggested health issues were to blame.

07/02/2011

Maria Ridulph, 7, was abducted and murdered in 1957. (Courtesy Chicago Sun-Times)

DeKalb Prosecutor Announces Break In ’57 Child Murder Case

Maria Ridulph was abducted and slain more than 50 years ago in Sycamore, Ill. Now authorities say a man is in custody in Washington state and awaits extradition to Illinois.

07/01/2011