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The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office issued an update on the murder investigation of Patricia and Robert Wilson. They were found dead on Aug. 15, 2016, just before 6 p.m. in their home at 16058 Old State Road in rural Sycamore. 

The DeKalb County Coroner's Office determined the cause of death was due to blunt force trauma. 

Investigators with DeKalb County and the FBI continue to work on the case. To date, they have received 1,100 leads. Physical evidence has been submitted to the Illinois State Crime Lab.

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Law enforcement officials continue to analyze forensic results from items that were sent to the state crime lab in the brutal double murder of a rural Sycamore man and his mother.

64-year-old Robert Wilson and his 85-year-old mother Patricia died nine months ago from blunt force trauma after a forced entry into their home.

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Several agencies are involved with the investigation, including the Sandwich Police Department and Illinois State Police.

64-year-old Robert Wilson and his 85-year-old mother Patricia died five months ago from blunt force trauma after a forced entry into their home.

Officials Uncover New Details In Sycamore Double Murder

Sep 2, 2016
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There’s been a new break in the double homicide in rural Sycamore.

Police say several hundred leads have been generated into the murders of Patricia and Robert Wilson.

Authorities now believe the crime happened between 7:45 p.m. and midnight Aug. 15.

The time frame was determined by the last time Patricia was known to have made telephone contact with a family member. 

There’s also video footage showing the Wilson’s stolen vehicle driving east on Illinois Route 64 in West Chicago.

Detectives Seek Answers In Sycamore Double Murder

Aug 16, 2016
Chase Cavanaugh

Two rural Sycamore residents were found dead in their home Monday night.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office found signs of forced entry at the home of 64-year old Robert Wilson and his 85-year old mother Patricia.  Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan says the victims appear to have died from blunt force trauma, and Ms. Wilson's vehicle appears to have been stolen. 

“The victim’s missing vehicle is a 2010 White 4-door Chevrolet Impala, Illinois License Plate 903-0890.  Locating this vehicle will help investigators in this tragic case," he said.