The home is in a rural area and there was no sign of forced entry. Mrs. Hounsell was a widow and lived alone in the home.
Family members described Mrs. Hounsell as a very likable person with a generous spirit.
If you have any infomation regarding this case or any others please call
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