UPDATE: Aurora Man Charged With Halloween-Day Stabbing Murder After Elgin Man’s Body Found in Rural Aurora Home
11:30AM WEDNESDAY UPDATE
Bail has been set at $3 million for an Aurora man charged with first degree murder of a 51-year-old Elgin man whose body was found in a rural Aurora home on Halloween Day.
According to a Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news releases, prosecutors allege that the evening of Oct. 30, 2020, Carlos Fonseca-Gutierrez, 40, of Aurora walked from his home in the 1700 block of Indian Avenue, Aurora Township, to a residence in the 1500 block of Solfisburg Avenue in Aurora Township, where 51-year-old Mario A. Ying of Elgin was doing renovation/repair work.
Both properties are owned by the same landlord.
Prosecutors said Fonseca-Gutierrez stabbed Ying multiple times, killing him.
According to a Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies and Aurora Township paramedics responded shortly after 9:20 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, when dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call indicating there was a possible deceased male inside of a residence under renovation in the 1500 block of Solfisburg Avenue.
When sheriff’s deputies reached the scene, they discovered a male, later identified as Ying, deceased inside of the home.
Sheriff’s detectives and evidence technicians were dispatched and began processing the scene, speaking to witnesses, and canvassing the neighborhood for possible video surveillance.
While on scene, detectives were approached by a witness who had suspicions about a person who lives in the 1700 block of Indian Avenue, less than a half mile from the crime scene.
Detectives went to the residence on Indian Avenue and briefly spoke to the subject. That subject, Fonseca-Gutierrez, agreed to come to the Sheriff’s Office for further conversation.
Detectives and support teams worked until 6 a.m. the following morning completing witness and suspect interviews, executing search warrants, and collecting evidence.
Working in concert with the Kane County Coroner’s Office, an autopsy was conducted during the morning of Nov. 2, 2020.
After reviewing all of the case facts, detectives conferred with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office officials, who approved the charges of two counts of First Degree Murder and one count of Armed Robbery against Fonseca-Gutierrez.
Fonseca-Gutierrez appeared at bond call on Nov. 3, 2020. After determining bail – bond is $300,000 – the judge set Fonseca-Gutierrez’s next court appearance for 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Courtroom 319 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
If convicted of the most serious offense, Fonseca-Gutierrez faces a sentence of between 20 and 60 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Sheriff Ron Hain credited patrol deputies and detectives, who stayed on the task throughout the night.
“In cases like these, we are working for the victim and their family,” Hain said. “We feel we have done our part to bring justice to the life of Mario Ying.”
Charges against Fonseca-Gutierrez are not proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news releases