UPDATE: 10:30AM MONDAY, NOV. 9
A 39-year-old Algonquin woman in custody in Colorado has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder of an Algonquin couple whose bodies were found Sunday at a residence in the 600 block of Red Coach Lane.
McHenry County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims as Leonard J. Gilard, Jr., 73, and Noreen S. Gilard, 69. Both are residents of Algonquin.
The suspect has been identified as Arin M. Fox.
Fox has been charged with the following:
- Four counts of First-Degree Murder
- Two counts of Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle
- One count of Aggravated Battery
- One count of Domestic Battery
Police say Fox fled to Colorado after the crime occurred and is being detained in the Douglas County, CO, Detention Center, awaiting extradition.
According to an Algonquin Police Department news release, officers responded at around 6 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 8, 2020) for well-being check at a residence on the 600 block of Red Coach Lane.
When officers made entry, they found two deceased individuals later identified as the Gilards. Both had suffered apparent fatal wounds, but the cause of death is pending the autopsy of both victims.
Algonquin Police Department Investigations Division and McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team officials say the incident is believed to be isolated, and there is no threat to the community at this time.
This is an ongoing investigation and updates will be released as received.
The charges against Fox are not proof of guilt. She is entitled to a trial The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Algonquin Police Department news release