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Suspect charged in double homicide in Lyons, Illinois

Suspect in Lyons killings charged, John ArnoldSuspect in Lyons killings charged, John Arnold

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A suspect has been charged in the double homicide at a senior residences in Lyons, Illinois

Two charges of First degree murder have been filed against John Arnold, 67, in the brutal slaying on Sunday morning (April 24) of two individuals at the River Walk Senior Residences, 8019 Ogden Avenue in the Village of Lyons, Illinois. Arnold was a neighbor of the victim and lived in the River Walk Senior Residences.

Suspect in Lyons killings charged, John Arnold

Suspect in Lyons killings charged, John Arnold

The two victims, who were discovered Monday Afternoon during an ambulance well-being check, are:

Male Victim is identified as David Bosseler, 73, who lived in the River Walk Senior Residences.

Female victim, 51, years old (still seeking relatives so her name has not been released to the public). She also lived in the River Walk Senior Residences. (She is identified as Black but her citizenship status is unconfirmed.)

Police said that Bosseler and the female victim knew the offender, Arnold, and they got into an argument with the offender over the weekend about missing property. The offender Arnold told Police that Bosseler had taken the property.

The murders took place in the early morning hours on Sunday, April 24. Police said Arnold waited outside Bosseler’s  apartment until the door opened and lunged into the apartment. While inside the apartment, Arnold attacked both victims with a large knife and both victims received multiple stab wounds causing their deaths.

The suspect is scheduled to appear in Bridgeview Bond Court Wednesday.

Lyons Police and South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force conducted a joint investigation of this incident. South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force did a tremendous job in solving this double homicide and should be credited on their professionalism. 

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Ray Hanania is senior blogger for the Illinois News Network news site. He is an award winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist who covered the beat from 1976 through 1992 (From Mayor Daley to Mayor Daley). And, Hanania is a stubborn and loud critic of the biased mainstream American news media.

Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992). He published The Villager Community Newspapers covering 12 Southwest suburban regions (1993-1997). Hanania also hosted live political news radio talkshows on WLS AM (1980 - 1991), and also on WBBM FM, WLUP FM, WSBC AM in Chicago, and WNZK AM in Detroit.

The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

Hanania writes columns for the Southwest Community Newspaper Group including the Des Plaines Valley News, the Southwest News-Herald, the Regional News and the Reporter Newspapers.
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RayHananiaINN
Ray Hanania is senior blogger for the Illinois News Network news site. He is an award winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist who covered the beat from 1976 through 1992 (From Mayor Daley to Mayor Daley). And, Hanania is a stubborn and loud critic of the biased mainstream American news media. Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992). He published The Villager Community Newspapers covering 12 Southwest suburban regions (1993-1997). Hanania also hosted live political news radio talkshows on WLS AM (1980 - 1991), and also on WBBM FM, WLUP FM, WSBC AM in Chicago, and WNZK AM in Detroit. The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media; In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hanania also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada. Hanania writes columns for the Southwest Community Newspaper Group including the Des Plaines Valley News, the Southwest News-Herald, the Regional News and the Reporter Newspapers.