The Will County Sheriff's Office is announcing the capture of Jesus Larosa, age 47, of Chicago for the murder of Alfred Hilton. Mr. Hilton was 85 years old and lived on the 3200 block of Bemes Road, Crete Township in 2014. On May 14, 2014 Sheriff's deputies were called to his residence after he did not attend a church event. Hilton was discovered on his kitchen floor and had been severely beaten and strangled to death. Sheriff's detectives have worked diligently on this case and continued their investigations when new leads would come forward. Recently, a new tip came in which enabled Sheriff's detectives to identify Larosa as a new suspect.
Two weeks ago, Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley and Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow met with Sheriff's detectives to discuss new developments in the case. After charges were approved, a warrant for Larosa's arrest was issued on March 28, 2016. The warrant was sealed until detectives secured Larosa in custody, however, while law enforcement was looking for him in the Chicago area an acquaintance notified Larosa who immediately fled to Alabama. A man-hunt began with multiple law enforcement agencies in Alabama, Georgia, and Texas.
Today, the U. S. Marshall's Office contacted Sheriff's detectives to inform them that they had successfully apprehended Jesus Larosa in Dallas, TX. He was taken into custody without incident at a Walmart parking lot. Larosa will face extradition in Dallas and will be brought back to Will County for prosecution. Larosa is charged with three counts of first degree murder. Bond is set at $3 million. Larosa had served 20 years at the IL Dept. of Corrections for a prior murder conviction and was out on parole when Mr. Hilton was murdered.
Sheriff Mike Kelley would like to thank the hard working men and women of the Sheriff's Investigation Division, the Will County State's Attorney's Office, and the U.S. Marshalls, for assisting us in the capture of Jesus Larosa. -end- (two photos are attached)
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