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Homicide 12/28/08

Winnebago County Sheriff's PoliceNews Media Release News  Release Number2008- 056A
Information:  Murder
Date: December 28,2008 Time:    1200 Page    of 1

   On Saturday December 27, 2008 Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies and medical personnel were sent to 6441 Alice Lane, Rockton, Illinois in regards to a medical assist. Upon arrival a 65yr old female was located in the basement of the home with trauma to her head. She was deceased. Sheriff’s detectives and crime scene officers, as well as representatives of the coroner’s office were called to the scene and preliminary investigation indicates that the death was the result of a homicide. The coroner’s office will release the victims name once all family members have been contacted. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office (815/319-6400) or Crimestoppers (815/963-7867).  THE VICTIM IS IDENTIFIED AS 65YR OLD CONSTANCE J. HOUNSELL. MS HOUNSELL WAS A WIDOW AND LIVED ALONE AT THE RESIDENCE.

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