Justin D. DeRyke

Willow Long's body was discovered near her Illinois hometown in September days after hundreds of volunteers scoured the area searching for the missing 7 year old.

Willow Long’s Mom Pleads Guilty to Obstruction

The mother of a 7-year-old Illinois girl who authorities say was stabbed to death by her uncle was sentenced to 120 days in jail.

01/29/2014

Effingham County prosecutors charged Justin D. DeRyke, 22, with three counts of first-degree murder.

Uncle of 7-Year-old Willow Long Formally Charged With Murder

Justin D. DeRyke has been formally charged for killing his 7-year-old niece, Willow Long, but according to court documents he believed he had to.

09/11/2013

The Effingham County State's Attorney's Office will file First Degree Murder charges against Justin D. DeRyke, 22, of Watson, Illinois on Wednesday.

Uncle of Willow Long Faces Murder Charges

Authorities say Justin D. DeRyke, 22, of Watson, Ill. has been arrested for the murder of Willow Long.

09/10/2013

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