Sheriff: 1957 slaying suspect en route to Illinois

Sheriff: 1957 slaying suspect en route to Illinois

Credit: AP

FILE - This undated photo provided by the Sycamore, Ill., Police Department shows Jack Daniel McCullough of Washington state, a former police officer arrested in the 1957 killing of an Illinois girl. The Associated Press learned Tuesday, July 12, 2011, that military records that McCullough insists would help exonerate him in the 1957 slaying of an Illinois girl burned in a 1973 archives fire that destroyed millions of military personnel records. An archivist with the St. Louis-based National Personnel Records Center, a repository of military records, told the AP in response to a Freedom of Information Act request that McCullough's Air Force file no longer exists. (AP Photo/Sycamore Police Department, File)

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Posted on July 27, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 27 at 4:35 PM

DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say a man charged in the 1957 kidnapping and slaying of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl is en route to Illinois from Seattle to face charges.
  
DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said Wednesday that 71-year-old Jack Daniel McCullough was released from King County Jail in Seattle, where he'd been held as fugitive from justice since his July 1 arrest in the death of Maria Ridulph.

McCullough had waived his right to an extradition hearing.
  
Scott tells The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle that McCullough will be in DeKalb County Wednesday afternoon. But he wouldn't discuss details, citing safety issues.
  
McCullough was named John Tessier and lived in Sycamore when Maria was kidnapped in December 1957 while playing outside. Although he matched the suspect's description, he had an alibi.
  
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Information from: The Daily Chronicle, http://www.daily-chronicle.com

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