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Addition of Unsolved "Cold Case" Information 11/21/13

Winnebago County Sheriff's Office

News Media Release


News Release Number



Information: Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office updated web site—Addition of

Unsolved “Cold Case” Information



Date: 11/21/13


Time: 10:00 AM


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Do you have information that might help the Sheriff’s Office solve a “Cold Case?”


Today, the WINNEBAGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE is announcing the addition of a “Cold Case” page to our website: General background information describing 19 unsolved cold case files dating back to 1959 is displayed on this page. From any page on the Sheriff’s Office website you will see a banner at the top:

cold case button 

Clicking on the banner takes you to the webpage where you can scroll down from the most recent cases to the oldest.


Sheriff Richard Meyers says that the public is the key to solving these cases. “One thing that all of these cases have in common is someone out there knows something. Over time, people and their relationships change. If you think you have information that may help, please let us know. No information is too small—each piece of information is a part of the big picture, like a puzzle. Piecing things together is part of the process—that one missing piece may be all that is needed to complete the picture.”


Members of the public have several options for submitting information: Calling the Detective Bureau by phone (815-319-6400); Crime Stoppers (815-963-7867); Text2Tip (Texting TIPWCSO and the information to 847411 or using the App); or via E-mail ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Information can be supplied anonymously if the person wishes.


The entire website has been redesigned and updated with information, making it easier to navigate and review information about the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.


: Sheriff

: Chief Deputy

: Deputy Chief of Detective Bureau

: Deputy Chief of Patrol Bureau

: Deputy Chief of Administrative Bureau

: Deputy Chief of Support Services

: Superintendent of Corrections

: Accreditation Manager

: Machesney Park Section Supervisor

: Forest Preserve Section Supervisor

: ESDA Section Director

: Patrol Roll Call Book

: Public Information Officer

: 1st Floor Bulletin Board

: Web Site Coordinator


S/A-32C Revised 07/01/12





Sheriff Richard A. Meyers                            

Supervisor Authorizing Release



Date: _11/21/13___   Time: __1000 Hours___



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