Press Release- Death Investigation In Unincorporated McHenry
11/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office on November 6, 2013 at 2:18
P.M. responded to 518 North Country Club Road, unincorporated
McHenry, Illinois in reference to a death investigation.
Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a body that appeared to
have been deceased for some time. Investigators learned that
the residence had not been lived in for over 18 months. The
exterior of the residence had been cared for by a caretaker.
The caretaker of the property called after discovering skeletal
remains inside the residence.
On November 7, 2013 at approximately 12:30 P.M. with the
assistance of the United States Marshal Service, William J. Ross
was taken into custody in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Concealment of a
Homicidal Death. Ross is the homeowner of the residence where
the deceased body was found.
Sheriff's Office Investigator's and the McHenry County Coroner's
Office are currently working together on this joint
investigation. An autopsy has been performed and no
definitive cause of death has been determined at the time of this
release. The victim is an adult female; Identification is
Due to the nature of this investigation, we anticipate it will
take time for further information to be released. Once the identity
of the victim is confirmed, next of kin will be notified. The
identity of the victim will then be released.
Currently Ross is being held at Clark County Correctional
Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada pending extradition. This
investigation is ongoing, additional charges may be
William J. Ross (Male
Concealment of a Homicidal Death - Class 3 Felony
518 Country Club Road
Be Set By a Judge
The charges against the above named defendant are merely
allegations against him. The defendant is presumed innocent
until proven guilty in court.