Former Illinois Police Chief’s Remains Found in Storage Unit; Suspect Charged


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GALESBURG, Ill. – The discovery of human remains in a west central Illinois storage unit last fall has led to the identification of a former police chief. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday that the remains found on October 7, 2022, at Roberts Self Storage in Maquon, belong to Richard R. Young, 71, the former village police chief.

DNA tests were conducted on the decomposed remains and compared to samples from Young’s relatives to confirm the identity. However, it’s still unclear how Young died. Marcy Oglesby, 50, of Maquon, has been charged with first-degree murder and concealing the death of a person in connection to the case. She has pleaded not guilty and is currently being held at the Knox County Jail.

Maquon is located about 150 miles southwest of Chicago. The case has left the small town shocked and saddened, as Young had been a respected member of the community. The news has sparked an outpouring of condolences from those who knew Young, with many expressing shock and disbelief at the circumstances surrounding his death.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.


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