UPDATE from WEEK TV:
Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said he believes the bodies of two murder victims in rural Princeville have been located. Asbell said he believes the bodies found in the Spoon River near Route 78, north of the Peoria County community of Laura could be those of Susan Brille de Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Barron.
Officers were searching rural Illinois waterways Tuesday for the bodies of a college professor and her husband a day after charging the couple’s 21-year-old son in their deaths. The Associated Press reports Ramirez was arrested Monday on first-degree murder charges after police say he confessed to killing his parents, Susan Brill de Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Barron. The search for them began late Sunday when a relative called authorities to the couple’s home near Peoria, where deputies found blood and signs of a struggle, Asbell said.