Posted: Oct 29, 2010 8:57 PM by Alison Haynes
DE KALB, Ill. (AP) - Police in Illinois say they have filed charges of first-degree murder against a man in the slaying of 18-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller.
DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen told The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle Friday night that 34-year-old William Curl of Dekalb has also been charged with criminal sexual assault and arson.
Curl, who was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Covington, La., has been extradited to Illinois and is being held at the DeKalb County Jail on $5 million bond.
Keller, who was from Plainfield, was last seen about noon Oct. 14 when friends said she was headed to a nearby park and nature preserve. Two days later, burned remains were found in the park, and a week later, forensic experts confirmed the remains were human.