Rockford Scanner™: Local States Attorney Office Asking The Public To Sign A Petition



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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: Natasha Cleary And Her Two Young Sons



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Cold Case of Natasha Cleary and her 2 young sons

 

Natasha Cleary and her two young sons Marquwon Owens, 12, and Katarion Friar, 2 were brutally murdered in April 2011 at their house on Canterbury Lane.

Officials said they died as a result of gun shot wounds.

After the murders the suspect(s) set the house on fire.

According to the Coroner’s report, “The autopsy did not show any soot in their trachea or lungs…they were all dead before the fire.“

And then later on the suspect tried to use her debit card at the ATM at Northwest Bank, 3106 N. Rockton Road.

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Rockford Scanner™: Police Investigating A Fatal Shooting



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Death Investigation: 19-389
On Friday 01/11/19, the Ogle County Sheriff’s 911 center took a call in reference to a subject with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Rochelle at 300 South Main St. #4. Rochelle fire and police personnel were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, a deceased male subject was located in the living room, with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Rochelle Police detectives, the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Unit and the Ogle County Coroner were called to the scene. The deceased is John M. Garza, 28, of Rochelle.

Witnesses on scene advised officers that the deceased subject had been playing with a handgun just prior to hearing a gunshot and finding the victim in the living room.
During the course of the investigation, it was learned that several subjects had fled the scene. The firearm used in the shooting could not be located and it was believed that one of the subjects who fled the scene had taken the gun.
Ogle County Sheriff’s detectives were called to assist in locating the missing witnesses. The Ogle County Sheriff’s drone was used to check the surrounding rooftops for the missing weapon, with negative results.

Detectives were able to locate the individuals that had been in the apartment at the time of the shooting and take statements from them. Detectives spoke to one of the witnesses who took them to the weapon that was allegedly used in the shooting. The weapon was recovered and will be sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for processing.

The Ogle County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on Monday 01/14//19

 


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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: Joshua Range



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Cold Case

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (IL) UNSOLVED MURDERS
Joshua Range
January 12, 2002
Rockford IL

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“He was my everything.”

Eight years and a month ago, Kathy Collins lost her best friend when Joshua Range lost his life, the victim of a brutal murder.

“He was my son; he was my best friend. He’s a good kid. I don’t know how anyone could have done something this horrific,” says Range’s mom, Julie Range.

On the morning of January 12, 2002, the 19-year-old Rochelle resident was
found stabbed to death in a drainage ditch at Rockford’s Summerdale Park near 2815 Overdene Ave.

“We feel very strongly the person who killed Josh, Josh knew,” says Rockford Police Deputy Chief Greg Lindmark.

Range’s car was found four hours later about three miles from the murder scene.

“We were able to determine he was killed in the park. His car was taken, from what we believe, from the suspect and taken to the 1100 block of Winnebago,” says Lindmark.

Back in Rochelle, the news of Range’s death came as a total shock. “I thought you were all joking. I was making deviled eggs. I never made them since. I can’t even boil an egg,” says Range’s best friend Kathy Collins. Josh’s friends remember the recent Rochelle High School graduate as someone who loved his cars.

“Had to be a Baretta with tinted windows.”

Loved music…
“Very wide variety, just very musical in general.”

And loved to work his magic in the kitchen.
“Making the best Banana Splits.”

“This is his 8th grade graduation.”

While Julie Range vividly remembers a phone call she made to her youngest of two sons the afternoon before Josh’s murder.

“I told him I loved him, and he of course said ‘Oh Mom, quit you know. I love you too,’ and that’s the last I talked to him,” says Range.

According to police the investigation suggests that Range’s death may have been a date gone bad.

“And he had come to Rockford for what he told friends was a date. We were never able to determine who this date was with. It was a male friend of his.

And they liked to meet in various parks in Rockford. In this particular case he was supposed to meet with an individual later in the evening,” says Lindmark.
Obviously there’s someone out there with information. What would you say to that person who’s watching? “Help me heal, let me get closure. I’m tired of crying,” says Collins.

“They say it gets better; it doesn’t. It eats away at you. When he died, your life does change,” says Range.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Detective Bureau at (815) 319-6400 or Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: Lottie Flowers



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Lottie Flowers

On February 23, 2002 Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to 730 Newport for a medical assist call.  Upon arrival they found the victim, Lottie Flowers, 71 years old in the living room on the home with multiple stab wounds.  Mrs. Flowers was transported to the hospital where she later died.

Mrs. Flowers was very active in her church and also delivered newspapers at Rockford Memorial Hospital.  She had been at the hospital earlier that morning.

Mrs. Flowers lived in the house with her husband, son and grandson.  She was very well know and loved by all who knew her.


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If you have any infomation regarding this case or any others please call
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Detective Bureau (815-319-6400) or email ColdCases@wcso-il.us

Or

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Crimestoppers will never ask your name and does not have Caller ID
You can also visit their website to download the mobile app at www.RockfordCrimestoppers.com

 


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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: CONNIE R. HEERDT



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CONNIE R. HEERDT

Connie R. Heerdt of Rockford was found murdered on Tuesday January 15, 1991 at 10:44 a.m. in the parking lot behind Doyle’s Circle K Lounge, 3911 Sandy Hollow Road.

The Winnebago County Coroner concluded the cause of death to be asphyxia due to manual strangulation.

An investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department determined that Connie worked as a prostitute in the area.

If you have any infomation regarding this case or any others please call
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Detective Bureau (815-319-6400) or email ColdCases@wcso-il.us

Or

Call Crimestoppers (815-963-7867)
Crimestoppers will never ask your name and does not have Caller ID
You can also visit their website to download the mobile app at www.RockfordCrimestoppers.com

Source: wcso

 


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Rockford Scanner™: COLD CASE: TREESA WILEY



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TREESA WILEY

Courtesy Legacy.com

On Saturday January 30, 2016 at 2:05 a.m., Treesa Wiley, 35 years old, was shot to death after entry was forced into a home in the 1300 block of Carbaugh Avenue in the outskirts of the northwest side of Rockford.

Treesa, a teacher at a local daycare center, was at this home visiting a friend who survived gunshot wounds.


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Winnebago County Sheriff’s Police Detective Bureau (815-319-6400) or email ColdCases@wcso-il.us

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Call Crimestoppers (815-963-7867)
Crimestoppers will never ask your name and does not have Caller ID
You can also visit their website to download the mobile app at www.RockfordCrimestoppers.com

Source: http://winnebagosheriff.com

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Man Just Shot In The Head in Rockford, Life Saving Measures Being Performed



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Sources are reporting a shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened near 2929 Sunnyside in Rockford.
This is Cloisters of Forest Hills.

Sources said there is at least one shooting victim near this location. A male victim was shot in the head and is barely alive and are performing life saving measures on the victim.

No suspect information at this time, due to the encryption.

Note: Some fans have said this might be self inflicted. RPD has yet to comment on this.

Still developing


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Rockford Scanner™: judge won’t dismiss murder charges against a man who says police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send him to prison for more than two decades.



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(AP) — An Illinois judge won’t dismiss murder charges against a man who says police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send him to prison for more than two decades.

The Rockford Register Star reports Patrick Pursley is scheduled for another trial Jan. 10.

Pursley won a new trial last year after ballistic testing proved the gun used to convict him wasn’t the same weapon used in Andy Ascher’s 1993 killing.

Pursley’s attorneys argued the charges should be dismissed after new information surfaced in November.

A prosecutor revealed Ascher’s mother told his predecessor last year that a detective said police never found the murder weapon.

Judge Joe McGraw said prosecutors “willfully failed” to promptly provide the information to defense attorneys. He found no evidence police and prosecutors acted in bad faith.

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Two People Charged With Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Agg Battery To A Child, Etc… in Winnebago County



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NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.

Two people charged with  a 24 count indictment stemming from an investigation that started back in August 2018

Here is a video from WIFR with full details.


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