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Crime & Courts

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office to reveal "major development" in 2016 Sycamore double murder

A crimestoppers poster offering a $50,000 reward for information on the 2016 double homicide of Patricia Wilson and her son Robert Wilson sits on the table as DeKalb County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan and Sheriff Roger Scott discuss the case on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building  in Sycamore.
A crimestoppers poster offering a $50,000 reward for information on the 2016 double homicide of Patricia Wilson and her son Robert Wilson sits on the table as DeKalb County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan and Sheriff Roger Scott discuss the case on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 at the DeKalb County Public Safety Building in Sycamore.

SYCAMORE ­ The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office plans to announce an update in the years-long investigation into an Aug. 14, 2016 double homicide in rural Sycamore.

The sheriff's office and the DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office will hold a joint news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture, 1330 West Prairie Drive, Sycamore.

According to a Monday night news release, the conference will reveal a "major development" in the case which left Patricia Wilson and her son, Robert Wilson, brutally slain. No further details are being made public at this time, the release states.

About 6 p.m. Aug. 15, 2016, 85-year-old Patricia A. Wilson and her son, Robert J. Wilson, 64, were found dead inside their home at 16058 Old State Road, outside Sycamore. Police went to the house after receiving a call for a death investigation.

Police said there are signs that the killer or killers forced their way into the house, then beat the two to death before stealing a white 2010 Chevrolet Impala. The Impala was found 10 days later legally parked near Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.

In the three years and a half years since, no arrests have been made in the case.

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