DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

The DeKalb County Coroner's Office has identified the body found in a Genoa field. 

Joseph Maynard was reported missing back in March. Sheriff's deputies found his body late last week about half a mile from his home on Daniels Drive after the Sheriff's Office received a call from a farmer reporting the body.

An autopsy on Monday revealed the cause of death was exposure.  There were no visible signs of bodily injury. There is no suspicion of foul play. 


The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a telephone scam.

In the scam, the caller pretends to be a Sheriff’s officer seeking an urgent call back or payment for missing jury duty. The call appears on caller I.D. as a Sheriff’s administration line.

If no one answers the call, the caller leaves a call back number not associated with the Sheriff's office.  The suspect making the call will answer if the number is called.

Parabon Nanotyping / DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has released pictures of what the man who killed a rural Sycamore couple might look like. The images are based on DNA evidence gathered at the home where 85-year-old Patricia Wilson and her son, 64-year-old Robert Wilson, were found dead. 

Investigators determined the two died of blunt force trauma the night of August 14, 2016. The Sheriff’s Office says, despite thousands of man-hours, dozens of search warrants and work with state and national agencies, it has been unable to come up with the name of the killer.