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Mrs. Hounsell, age 65, was found murdered in her home at 6400 block of Alice Lane in Rockton, Illinois on December 27, 2008. She was found in the basement with a stab wound to the neck.
The home is in a rural area and there was no sign of forced entry. Mrs. Hounsell was a widow and lived alone in the home.
Family members described Mrs. Hounsell as a very likable person with a generous spirit.
If you have any information regarding this case or any others please call
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Detective Bureau (815-319-6400) or email ColdCases@wcso-il.us