MINNEAPOLI (WCCO) – Police in Naperville, Illinois arrested a Minnesota man in reference to the stabbed demise in 1972 of 15-year-old Julie Ann Hanson.
Barry Lee Whelpley, a 76-year-old man from Mounds View, was arrested Wednesday in Minnesota. He awaits extradition to Will County, Illinois, the place he faces three counts of first diploma homicide. His bail was set at $ 10,000,000.
Hanson was reported lacking on July 8, 1972. Later that day, her physique was found in a subject between 87th Avenue and Modaff Highway. Police say she was stabbed repeatedly.
Whelpley, who was 27 on the time, was a former Naperville resident who lived a mile from Hanson’s residence.
The case remained unsolved for 49 years, however a current breakthrough got here due to advances in DNA evaluation and genetic family tree.
“This horrific crime has haunted this household, this group and this division for 49 years,” stated Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall. “The investigation and subsequent allegations had been really a workforce effort that spanned many years and I could not be extra happy with the willpower and resourcefulness of our investigators, previous and current, who’ve by no means given up on Julie.”
Anybody with additional data on this case ought to name the Naperville Police at 630-420-6665.