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.
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.
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.
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.
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.