Police in Rockford are trying to determine what may have prompted a 39-year-old woman to stab her 8-year-old son to death Tuesday morning. Police arriving at the home of Jody Kossow and her son Thomas found the woman screaming alongside the body of the boy and a bloody kitchen knife in the driveway of the home. Police interviewed neighbors, relatives and school personnel and are seeking medical records as they try to determine a motive. Kossow, who lives with her husband and another child in the rented home, is charged with first-degree murder.
An autopsy yesterday indicated that the boy died from stab wounds from the incident.