Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Homicide Investigation In Boone County



UPDATE:

Follow-Up Press Release

On Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 5:20 am, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 500 block of Main Street, Capron, Illinois. Upon arrival and after receiving no response, deputies forcibly entered the residence with the assistance of Capron Fire Department personnel. Deputies discovered a decease female, a male in critical condition and three small children unharmed.

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, the male subject was released from St. Anthony’s Hospital and transported to the Boone County Jail.

Juan Cerda, 44 years old of Capron, was charged with one count of First Degree Murder (Class M Felony). Cerda remains in the Boone County Jail on a $5,000,000.00 (10%) bond.

The female victim is identified as Kenia Acosta, 26 years old of Capron. It is believed Kenia Acosta died of multiple stab wounds. The exact cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy and is being investigated by the Boone County Coroner’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are likely. The exact relationship of Cerda and Acosta is unknown, although the two lived together and had three children together. The three children were turned over to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and are currently staying with family members.

A class m felony is punishable by twenty (20) to sixty (60) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. If convicted of a class m felony, Cerda will have to serve 100% of the sentence.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on a crime or narcotic trafficking to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144, or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.

Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 


On Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 5:20 am, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 500 block of Main Street, Capron, Illinois.

Upon arrival and after receiving no response, deputies forcibly entered the residence with the assistance of Capron Fire Department personnel. Deputies discovered a decease female, a male in critical condition and three small children unharmed. The male was transported by Capron Rescue Squad to a Rockford hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition. The three children were turned over to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the scene as well as Illinois State Police Crime Scene Technicians. The preliminary investigation indicates the death may have been the result a domestic violence incident.

The investigation is ongoing and no names are being released at this time. There is no known danger to the community as a result of this incident.


One person confirmed dead. One person in the hospital, the person the police think is responsible for the death of the other person.  Two children were also placed with the relatives. Possibly domestic related. Several emergency personnel been on scene since 6:30 am.  The cause of the death is under investigation. Still developing, check back later for updates

 


We are getting reports of a homicide investigation near Capron.

Sources reporting a person has been killed near the trailer park on 173, near Capron.

Many emergency personnel are on scene.

No other details at this time.