Sheriff: Money may have been motive in strangling of wife, mother-in-law

The car with the two bodies inside was still on fire when investigators arrived at the Palos Township forest preserve late Saturday night — and the vehicle’s license plate immediately offered a clue to the car’s owner, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Both circumstances helped Cook County sheriff’s investigators quickly locate Robert Danno, 50, and … Read more →

2 charged with killing mom, daughter, who were found in burned car

Two men were charged with strangling the wife and elderly mother of one of the men, police said Monday night. The women’s bodies were found in the trunk of a burning car late Saturday in a Palos Township forest preserve. Robert Danno, 50, and Jose Fernardo Martinez-Hernandez, 24, were charged with two counts each of … Read more →

Jose Fernando Martinez-Hernandez

Suspected in the Sept. 21, 2013, deaths of Theresa Urban and Mary Ann Urban-Danno.

Photo credit: Cook County sheriff's office