Michael Jones, of Champaign, Ill., was charged with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated sexual assault in the death of Kristina Wesselman in suburban Glen Ellyn, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office said.
The girl left home to go to the Jewel Food Store on July 21, 1985, and never returned. She was last seen on a path heading back toward her residence, the sheriff’s office said. The next day her mother reported her missing. Hours later a sheriff’s deputy found her body in a field near the path where she was last seen walking, according to foxnews.
“Since the date of the tragic murder, the case has remained open and active,” Sheriff John Zaruba said in a press release. “Over the last 30 years the Sheriff’s Cold Case Unit has worked hundreds of leads that have sent them across the nation and thousands of man hours have been spent to catch the killer in this horrendous crime.”