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Crime & Courts

2 found slain after apparent break-in near Sycamore

Police urge caution as they search for suspects, stolen Chevrolet

SYCAMORE – Police urged the public to remain vigilant Tuesday as detectives from around DeKalb County investigated the slayings of two people inside their rural Sycamore home.
 
According to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, 85-year-old Patricia A. Wilson and her son, Robert J. Wilson, 64, were found dead just before 6 p.m. Monday inside their home at 16058 Old State Road, outside Sycamore. Police went to the house after receiving a call for a death investigation.
 
Police say there are signs that the suspect or suspects forced their way into the house, then beat the two to death before stealing a white, 2010 Chevrolet Impala with Illinois license plate No. 903 0980.
 
The DeKalb County Major Case Squad, which includes detectives from local departments, is working on the case, according to the news release. No one is in custody. Sycamore Police have scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m. today to provide more details.
 

Yellow police tape blocked the driveway to the home on Tuesday, which is set back at least 100 yards from Old State, surrounded by farm fields on either side.

The Sheriff called on residents to remain vigilant as the investigation continues,  including by taking basic safety precautions such as locking doors and windows, using outside lighting,  walking in pairs and remaining aware of their surroundings.

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