WNIJ News
7:06 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

UPDATE: Police briefing tonight on Keller case

DeKalb, IL –

10/29/10 6:00 pm

A news conference has been scheduled by DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen for 8:00 pm Friday. He heads the major crimes task force investigating the killing of Northern Illinois Freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller. Feithen and DeKalb County State's Attorney John Farrell will discuss what Feithen is calling a "major development."

10/28/10 DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen says a "person of interest" is being questioned in the death of Antinette "Toni" Keller. The 18-year-old Northern Illinois University student disappeared two weeks ago after telling friends she was going for a walk in a wooded area near campus. Burned human remains and some of Keller's possessions were found in Prairie Park.

Feithen says the person is being held on charges of obstruction of justice and unlawful possession of a motor vehicle. This person is being held in another unnamed state: Feithen says extradition to Illinois is pending.

Feithen says there have been 210 leads provided by the public so far. He encourages people who have any information about suspicious people or activities, especially fires, in Prairie Park from October 14th to the 18th to contact police at 815-748-8407, 815-753-8477, or Crimestoppers at 815-895-3272.