Friday, November 22, 2013

Who was found on Nov. 6?

Is no one else wondering the name of the woman whose body was found in William J. Ross' closed-up house at 518 N. County Club Drive, in McHenry on November 6?

Ross is apparently still fighting extradition from Las Vegas. The last local news article was on November 17.

The body was found in the house on November 6. Are the McHenry County Sheriff's Department and the Coroner's Office still be trying to identify the remains? The article said it is believed that no one lived in the house for at least 18 months.

McHenry County Assistant State's Attorney Michael Combs was quoted in the article as having said,
"The only issue is proving that he is the same William Ross that's wanted out of Illinois."

If extradition were that simple, he'd be here already; right?

"The Extradition of Fugitives Clause in the Constitution requires States, upon demand of another State, to deliver a fugitive from justice who has committed a 'treason, felony or other crime' to the State from which the fugitive has fled." (Wikipedia)  You may find it interesting to read the several steps that must be followed for a successful extradition.

If the legal process doesn't go fast enough, when will Las Vegas have to cut him loose?

As of today, the Clark County, Nev. Correctional Facility website shows he is still in custody there.


iwannaknow said...

Hi Gus! They way I understand it, IL has 10 days to pick him up if he signs a waiver to be extradited.. no telling how long it takes if he fights it! If he signs the waiver, and IL doesnt pick him up in the 10 days.. he can walk. AND YES! I am wondering WHO that lady is

Gus said...

Ross obviously did not sign a waiver, so the fight is on.

Gov. Quinn will demand a solid reason to issue an extradition request. Would Ross have to be first charged and/or indicted? That's where the delay may be.