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Dekalb Man Charged With Murder of NIU Student

Dekalb, IL–(ENEWSPF)– From the Chicago Sun-Times:

A Dekalb man who fled to Lousiana and Mexico has been charged in the death of Northern Illinois University art student Antinette “Toni” Keller, who went missing earlier this month, DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen said Friday night.

William “Billy’’ P. Curl, 34, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Covington, La. and extradited back to Dekalb Friday morning. He was charged later Friday with five counts of first degree murder.

He is being held on $5 million bail. He has a court hearing Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

Feithen described the case as a “crime of opportunity’’ and said that Curl and the victim happened to be in Prairie Park south of NIU”s campus at the same time. Before she disappeared on Oct. 14, Keller had told friends she planned to visit th park.

Feithen said police believe Curl also sexually assaulted Keller, 18, of Plainfield.

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