SYCAMORE – Some detectives investigating the DeKalb County mother and son who were found beaten to death in their home on Old State Road east of Sycamore have be reassigned more than a month after the murders.
The DeKalb County Major Case Squad had used law enforcement resources from throughout the area in the wake of the killings, following up on 700 leads. The squad had retained its full complement of investigators from the sheriff's office, as well as from DeKalb, Sycamore, Sandwich and Northern Illinois University police departments and the DeKalb County State's Attorney's office at least through Sept. 2.
DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said that although some officers have been reassigned to their departments, the squad continues to work on the case daily.
Police say Patricia A. Wilson, 85, and her son, Robert J. Wilson, 64, were killed sometime during the evening of Sunday, Aug. 14, and were found dead in their home at 16058 Old State Road east of Sycamore around 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Police have said there were signs of a break-in at the home, an autopsy showed they were beaten to death with a blunt object.
Police believe the killer or killers fled in Patricia Wilson’s white 2010 Chevrolet Impala, which has since been identified driving on Route 64 from Sycamore to Chicago that night.
Chicago police found the vehicle on Aug. 24 near Lincoln Park Zoo, near where Route 64 ends. Police said it appeared to have been there for several days.
A $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the killings remains on offer. Anyone with information on the killings is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 815-895-2155, or call DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous.