Man charged with NIU's student's murder -

Man charged with NIU's student's murder

DE KALB, Ill. (AP) -- Police in DeKalb have charged a 34-year-old local man with the murder of 18-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller.

DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen told The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle said Friday night that William Curl of Dekalb has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder, criminal sexual assault and arson.

Curl, who was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Covington, La., has been extraditeds to Illinois and is being held at the DeKalb County Jail on $5 million bond.

At a news conference, Feithen said he believed the killing was a crime of opportunity.

Keller, who was from Plainfield, was last seen about noon Oct. 14 when friends said she was headed to a nearby park and nature preserve.

On Oct. 16, burned remains were found in the park, and a week later, forensic experts confirmed the remains were human.

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