The Washington state man newly charged in the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl is fighting extradition.
The DeKalb County prosecutor said Tuesday that the man accused in the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old girl could be sent back to Illinois within weeks.
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.
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.
A Sycamore attorney appeared in court this week on charges of prostitution.
Every week at the library in Sycamore, those without jobs get together every week: Their goal is to not be a member of the club.