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Posted on: July 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Aurora Police arrest and charge man with murder after his mother is found dead on Friday

Aurora Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man with first-degree murder after his mother was found dead in an apartment on Friday morning.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., Aurora Police’s 911 Telecommunications Center received a call from a man who reported that his brother ha arrived at his home and told him that he had done something bad to their mother. 

Aurora Police officers were dispatched to the woman’s apartment in the 0-99 block of Jackson Place and found blood on the floor outside the apartment. They entered the apartment and found a woman dead inside. 

Officers immediately requested APD Dispatch to contact the local police department in West Allis, Wisconsin to have them to respond to the reported location of the 20-year-old male and detain him. The West Allis Police Department took the man into custody without incident. 

Detectives from APD’s Bureau of Investigations responded to the scene and began investigating the specific circumstances of the incident. Evidence Technicians also responded to the scene to identify and collect forensic evidence. Officers and detectives conducted a canvass of the neighborhood to collect potential information from neighbors to assist with the investigation. Detectives also went to the West Allis Police Department to interview the suspect and collect potential physical evidence. 

The victim was identified as Edith Gonzalez-Alarcon, 55, of the 0-99 block of Jackson Place. During the course of the investigation, the Kane County Coroner’s Office was requested to the scene to take possession of the body. The coroner’s office will schedule an autopsy in the coming days to determine the exact cause and manner of death. 

Detectives presented the facts and evidence of the investigation to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office who authorized the following felony charges against Abel Quinones-Herstad, 20, of the 0-99 block of Jackson Place:

Two counts of First Degree Murder – Class X Felony

A nationwide extraditable arrest warrant has been issued for Quinones-Herstad, who is currently in custody at the Milwaukee County Wisconsin Jail. He will be extradited to Kane County at a later date.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident. If you have any information or details surrounding the incident, please call the Aurora Police Department’s Investigations Division at (630) 256-5500. You can also call the Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000 to report information regarding the incident anonymously.

Charges are not proof of guilt. The defendant listed in this release is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial, at which it is the burden of the State to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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