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47-year-old Richmond man charged with first-degree murder

Detectives and crime scene technicians investigate the scene of a murder in the 11100 block of Serenity Path in unincorporated Richmond on Wednesday.

A 47-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder after a man was found dead in a Richmond home Wednesday evening, police said.

John M. Maki Jr., 47, of unincorporated Richmond, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday to assist the fire department with a call in the 11100 block of Serenity Path, which is in a subdivision that is east of Richmond and north of Spring Grove.

Sheriff’s deputies found Maki Jr. and a deceased man, who has not yet been publicly identified, inside the home. An investigation was launched and the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team was requested.

John M. Maki Jr., 47, of unincorporated Richmond.

Maki Jr. was taken into custody and charged. He remains held in the McHenry County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

The Spring Grove Police Department, Illinois State Police, Spring Grove Fire Protection District and Richmond Fire Protection District also responded to the scene.

Details surrounding the incident have not yet been released by authorities. An autopsy has been scheduled with the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

The incident remains under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division at 815-334-4750.


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