A jury trial date was set for September 10th in Dekalb County Court for a former Sycamore man charged with the murder of a 7-year old girl in 1957.
72-year old Jack McCullough of Seattle, Washington has been charged in the kidnapping and killing of 7-year old Maria Ridulph of Sycamore. The girl's remains were found 5 months later in rural Jo Daviess County.
McCullough, formerly known as John Tessier, was arrested in July of 2011 in Seattle. Information recently received in the case led to the arrest.
Ridulph's remains were exhumed from a Sycamore cemetery as DeKalb County Authorities searched for DNA evidence.
McCullough was indicted by a Grand Jury last August on the charges of murder, kidnapping, and abduction of an infant. He remains in jail on a 3 million dollar bond with a hearing date of July 11th in Sycamore.
Last April, McCullough was found not guilty on charges he had raped his half-sister 50 years ago. Circuit Judge Robin Stuckert made her ruling following a 2-day bench trial.