The grandson of a woman found dead in their home last week will be extradited to Illinois after an arrest in Missouri.
42-year-old Timothy Newell was arrested Friday for unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle. Police say he lived with 84-year-old Rita Newell, who was found dead by Jefferson County Police Thursday afternoon at their home in Bonnie.
Sheriff Roger Mulch says foul play is suspected, but the official cause of death won’t be known until autopsy results are released.
Reports say Timothy is Rita’s adopted grandson.