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Published On: Mon, Sep 21st, 2015

Michael Jones arrested for Kristina Wesselman cold case murder

A 30-year search may have come to an end as an Illinois man was charged Sunday with two murder charges and one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault in connection with the death of Kristina Wesselman, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Dawn Domrose.

Kristina Wesselman, 15, was assaulted and killed while walking home from a grocery store near Glen Ellyn in 1985. DuPage County sheriff’s officials say they have arrested Michael R. Jones, 62, of Champaign, who is being held in DuPage County Jail.

“She had been sexually assaulted and had been stabbed eight times,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said.

“Over the last 30 years the sheriff’s cold case unit has worked hundreds of leads that have sent them across the nation, and thousands of man hours have been spent to catch the killer in this horrendous crime,” said Sheriff John Zaruba in a statement Sunday.

A rape kit was performed during her autopsy and semen found in her body led to the DNA profile of her attacker. That DNA was entered into a national database in 2000, Berlin said.

Jones was arrested after an unidentified tip about the case came in to law enforcement Sept. 10 when there was a hit with an offender in the database, Domrose said. This led to a search of Jones’ home on Friday.

Jones, who was charged with aggravated domestic battery, a felony, in July 2015 in Champaign, Ill. After 2002, the law required those convicted of a felony in Illinois to provide a DNA sample.

“That law resulted in the evidence that led to the charges in this case,” Berlin said at a news conference. “Although it’s taken 30 years, we are now on our way to getting the full measure of justice that this case demands.”

 

 

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