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MURDER/ 228 WOODROW 09/10/13

Winnebago County Sheriff's Police

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Information: Murder/ 228 Woodrow


Date: September 10,2013

Time: 7:00A.M.

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On Tuesday September 10, 2013 at approximately 12:42a.m. Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to 228 Woodrow Ave in regards to a death investigation.


Upon arrival the deputies found an 8yr old boy in the driveway, deceased. There were apparent stab wounds to his body.


A female, later identified as the child’s mother was in the driveway next to the child. She was detained and transported to the Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau for further investigation. Other family members were inside of the home.


The body of the young boy was transported to the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office where an autopsy will be scheduled. The victims name will be released by the Coroner’s Office.


The investigation is on-going and under review by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.



The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized First Degree Murder charges on Jody L. Kossow (female DOB 2-16-74/39YRS OLD). She has been lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. Mrs Kossow is the mother of the child.


The charge against Mrs Kossow is merely an accusation. She is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.






















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