Jack Daniel McCullough, killer charged for a crime he committed nearly 50 years ago; slaying of a 7-year-old girl, Maria Ridulph

Jack Daniel McCullough

Jack Daniel McCullough, also recognized as John Tessier, is reportedly charged and arrested; for a crime, he committed in 1957. The Seattle man is accused of killing an innocent Illinois resident girl and is under the custody of Sheriff’s King County Office. Skeletal remains of Maria were found nearly 5 months after her abduction in the year 1957.

After the discovery of above noted skeletal remains of Maria Ridulph, a 7-year-old girl, McCullough was suspected though but upon his joining military and changing name; the case went cold, revealed the court documents. The 71-year-old reportedly changed his name from John Tessier to Jack Daniel McCullough and went on to join the military as an 18-year-old young man. Now the authorities have charged him with the killing he carried out nearly 50 years ago.

According to the officials, since the initial suspect now had an alibi and left the area (Sycamore) after the disappearance of Maria; the case of girl’s abduction went cold with the passage of time. Details show Maria went missing on December 3, 1957 from outside her Sycamore-III home whereby she played alongside one of her friends. The incident garnered lot of media and national attention and nearly one 100 officers along with countless volunteers launched the search.

It was months later when the remains of the poor victim were eventually discovered on April 26, 1958 in a northwestern Illinois area, and the discovery had thus prompted the authorities to reopen the case. Presently, the suspect is awaiting his extradition to the DeKalb-III whereby; an arrest warrant against the killer has been issued. The news comes through Clay Campbell, the State Attorney DeKalb County who had a news release to announce the charges are being filed.


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