CNN, ANN O’NEILL, APRIL 17, 2016 Sycamore, Illinois (CNN) — The man convicted in the oldest cold case ever brought to court broke into a wide grin as a judge ordered him released from prison Friday and granted him a new trial. Jack McCullough, 76, was serving a life sentence for the 1957 murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph.…Details
It was a shocking true crime that left two families shattered, and became the coldest case in U.S. history. Who really killed little Maria? The question fueled a real-life nightmare in Sycamore, Illinois…
1957. Sycamore, Illinois. Christmas was three weeks away, and seven-year-old Maria Ridulph went out to play. Soon after, a figure emerged out of the falling snow. He was very friendly. Minutes later, Maria vanished, leaving behind an abandoned doll and footsteps in the snow. Read More>
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