Police looking for Sycamore killer

By Northern Star staff

Sycamore | Investigators have no suspects in the double homicide case that occurred in Sycamore Monday; however, there are no indications the killer or killers are still in the area, said Andrew Sullivan, DeKalb County chief deputy.

Patricia A. Wilson, 85, and her son Robert J. Wilson, 64, were found dead by a family member at 16058 Old State Road in Syamore, Sullivan said. The family member called 911 just before 6 p.m. to report the incident. Signs of forced entry were present at the residence.

The DeKalb County Coroner’s office confirmed the two Sycamore homicide victims “succumbed to injuries due to blunt force trauma,” according to a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Sullivan said police are still searching for a 2010 white four-door Chevrolet Impala, license plate 903 0890, that was taken from the residence. It is believed the car was taken at or around the time of the crime.

“Our hearts go out to the family,” Sullivan said in a prepared statement. “This is a terrible crime perpetrated on an elderly mother and her son.”

As of Aug. 17, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott has no comment about the possible motivation for the crime. There is no history of crime within the family, Sullivan said.

The DeKalb County Major Case Squad has been activated, which includes representatives from multiple local law enforcement agencies and 20 detectives. Sullivan said investigators are following up on approximately 300 leads.

“It’s a lengthy process; it’s a timely process,” Sullivan said. “They’ll keep working this until we find somebody.”

DeKalb County Crime Stoppers is offering an $11,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers.

Call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 815-895-2155 or Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 with any information pertaining to the incident.