Illinois Man Pleads Guilty In Niece’s MurderA central Illinois man admitted he killed his niece and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Mother Of Murdered 7-Year-Old Released From JailThe mother of the 7-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in Effingham County, Illinois in September is back home after serving jail time for lying to police during the investigation.
Willow Long's Mom Pleads Guilty to ObstructionThe 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.
Ill. Mother Charged in Daughter's DeathWillow Long's mother, Ciara DeRyke, was arrested Monday in Effingham. She's charged with obstruction related to the investigation of her daughter's September slaying.
Trial Pushed Back For Man Accused Of Killing NieceA 22-year-old Effingham County man accused of fatally stabbing his 7-year-old niece won't go on trial until next year.
Grand Jury Indicts Justin DeRyke on First Degree MurderThe 22-year-old uncle of Willow Long was indicted Wednesday on three counts of first degree murder.
Funeral Set for 7-Year-old Illinois Girl Who Was Stabbed to DeathServices for Willow Long will be held Monday at Effingham's First Baptist Church. It's set to begin at 11 a.m.
Brother of Slain 7-Year-Old Willow Long Placed in Protective CustodyIllinois Department of Children & Family Services spokesman Dave Clarkin says that before Willow Long was killed last weekend, the agency had no involvement with the Effingham County family. The boy is 3.
Uncle of 7-Year-old Willow Long Formally Charged With MurderJustin 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.
Uncle of Willow Long Faces Murder ChargesAuthorities say Justin D. DeRyke, 22, of Watson, Ill. has been arrested for the murder of Willow Long.
Search Continues for Missing Girl, But Only With Law EnforcementPolice feared some have searched too long in the heat. Also, too many people in the search area would give helicopters with infrared devices too many false readings.

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