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$25K reward in murders of Sycamore woman and son

DeKalb County sheriff's office

Authorities are offering a $25,000 reward for information in the killing of an elderly woman and her son ten days ago in their rural DeKalb County home.

Patricia A. Wilson, 85, was found slain along with her 64-year-old son Robert J. Wilson on Aug. 15, according to the DeKalb County sheriff’s office. Sycamore is about 20 miles west of Elgin.

Both had been beaten to death, and their deaths were ruled homicides.

Their car, a white 2010 four-door Chevrolet Impala, was stolen from their home at the time of their deaths, but was recovered early Wednesday near the Lincoln Park Zoo on Chicago’s North Side, according to the sheriff’s office. The car may have been there for several days.

Chicago Police and the DeKalb County Major Case squad kept the car under surveillance Wednesday before returning it to DeKalb County late Wednesday.

The car was process and multiple items were recovered and delivered to the state crime lab, according to the sheriff’s office.

DeKalb County Crime Stoppers have increased the cash reward for information leading to an arrest to $25,000.

Anyone with information should call sheriff’s office at (815) 895-2155, or Crime Stoppers at (815) 895-3272. Tips can also be sent to