Man arrested after skeletal remains of woman found in home - New York News

Man arrested after skeletal remains of woman found in home

Posted: Updated:
MCHENRY, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A northwest suburban man has been arrested in Las Vegas after the caretaker for his McHenry County home discovered the body of a woman, which may have been inside the house for more than 18 months.

McHenry County Sheriff's officers were called Wednesday to a home at 518 N. Country Club Rd. in unincorporated McHenry after skeletal remains were discovered inside, a statement from the sheriff's office said.

The caretaker told police the home has not been lived in for more than 18 months, the statement said. The caretaker was paid to maintain the exterior of the property, but he called police after finding the remains inside.

A Thursday autopsy by the McHenry County Coroner's office revealed the victim was an adult female, though no positive identification, nor cause of death, had been determined as of Friday morning, according to police.

At about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, 62-year-old William J. Ross was taken into custody by Las Vegas, Nev., police and the U.S. Marshal Service on a McHenry County warrant charging concealment of a homicidal death, according to the sheriff's office.

Ross, homeowner of the Country Club Road property, remains in custody Friday at the Clark County Correctional Facility in Las Vegas, pending extradition to McHenry County. The warrant carried a $100,000 bond for the Class 3 felony charge.

Sheriff's deputies and the coroner's office continue to investigate the victim's identity and the circumstances of the death. Police said additional charges are possible.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: August 29, 2014

    Friday Night Live: August 29, 2014

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:14:33 GMT

    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: Electric Zoo Festival, Beth Shak, Richard Albrecht, Kathy Wakile, and Moses Laboy .

    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: Electric Zoo Festival, Beth Shak, Richard Albrecht, Kathy Wakile, and Moses Laboy .


  • Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Cocktails with Moses Laboy

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:49:46 GMT
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
    Mixologist Moses Laboy came to Friday Night Live to mix up some cocktails to get us started on the holiday weekend. Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Laboy has mixed drinks at Red Rooster, Los Americanos, Le Colonial NYC, and elsewhere. He has served drinks to President Obama and President Clinton.
  • Business is good at Coney Island

    Business is good at Coney Island

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:22:32 GMT
    From the brand-new Thunderbolt roller coaster to the world-famous boardwalk, tourists and business owners alike say Coney Island had a great ride of its own this summer. Toms Coney Island's general manager Vasilios Tourlokas says the mild summer impacted his boardwalk business in the best way possible: a 10 to 15 percent increase.
    From the brand-new Thunderbolt roller coaster to the world-famous boardwalk, tourists and business owners alike say Coney Island had a great ride of its own this summer. Toms Coney Island's general manager Vasilios Tourlokas says the mild summer impacted his boardwalk business in the best way possible: a 10 to 15 percent increase.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices