Illinois authorities announced the arrest Sunday of a 62-year-old man in the 1985 cold case murder of a 15-year-old girl who was attacked and killed on her way home from a store. Michael Jones, of Champaign, Ill., was charged with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated sexual assault in the death of Kristina Wesselman in suburban Glen Ellyn, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office said.
The girl left home to go to the Jewel Food Store on July 21, 1985, and never returned. She was last seen on a path heading back toward her residence, the sheriff’s office said. The next day her mother reported her missing. Hours later a sheriff’s deputy found her body in a field near the path where she was last seen walking.
She had been stabbed numerous times and sexually assaulted, according to news reports.