Former Police Chief’s Corpse Discovered in a Storage Unit

50-year-old woman arrested for first degree murder!

by Eddie Tiernan
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The remnants of Richard R. Young, the former police chief of Maquon, a community some 150 miles southwest of Chicago, were found in a storage unit in west central Illinois last fall.  In order to verify Young’s identification, DNA from the decomposing remains was extracted and compared to samples from his relatives, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

In connection with the incident, 50-year-old Maquon resident Marcy Oglesby, a self-described “Fun Loving Art Lover” on her Twitter page, has been charged with first-degree murder and concealing a death. 

She entered a not-guilty plea and is currently being detained at the Knox County Prison. 

Even though Oglesby initially blamed a dead opossum for the smell, she eventually revealed that she had hidden Young’s body inside a box.

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According to WQAD-TV, a toxicology report revealed that Young had a high level of a hazardous substance often found in eyedrops in his system. The precise cause of Young’s death is uncertain. According to WHFB-TV, Knox County Sheriff’s Department Detective Jeremy Moore testified that Oglesby allegedly had a romantic involvement with Young.

Former sister-in-law of Young, Denise Kruzan, told WQAD that it was “…hard to wrap your head around that somebody could be so evil” and expressed shock and astonishment at the horrible murder.

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