child abduction http://northernpublicradio.org en Convicted By His Own Words On All Charges http://northernpublicradio.org/post/convicted-his-own-words-all-charges <p><strong>"Maria's got her justice."</strong></p><p>Jack McCullough heard his guilty verdict Friday in a packed courtroom on the third floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse, less than 10 blocks from where he snatched Maria Ridulph on the snowy evening of Dec. 3, 1957.</p><p>Known in those days as John Tessier, the 72-year-old convicted kidnapper and murderer sat through five days of a bench trial before Judge James Hallock and heard a parade of prosecution witnesses detail circumstantial evidence that tied him to the seven-year-old girl’s disappearance from the corner of Archie Place and Center Cross Street in Sycamore.</p><p> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 02:23:41 +0000 Victor Yehling 18422 at http://northernpublicradio.org Convicted By His Own Words On All Charges Slain child's remains to be returned to family http://northernpublicradio.org/post/slain-childs-remains-be-returned-family <p>The remains of Maria Ridulph, a 7-year-old Sycamore girl kidnapped and killed in 1957, will be returned to her family under a court order granted Wednesday.</p><p>The child was abducted from her Sycamore neighborhood Dec. 3, 1957. Her remains were found nearly five months later in rural Jo Daviess County.</p><p>Jack D. McCullough, 72, of Seattle, has been charged with murder, felony kidnapping and felony abduction of an infant in the case.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:45:43 +0000 Victor Yehling 13723 at http://northernpublicradio.org