Cold case solved: Maria Ridulph

On July 1, 2011, Jack Daniel McCullough was charged with the 1957 murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, whose body was found in a wooded area about 100 miles west of Sycamore nearly five months after she disappeared. McCullough, 71, a onetime Sycamore resident and former police officer in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100104900000000" title="Washington (U.S. state)" href="/topic/us/washington-%28u.s.-state%29-PLGEO100104900000000.topic">Washington</a> state, is in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101101011245" title="Seattle" href="/topic/us/washington-%28u.s.-state%29/king-county/seattle-PLGEO100101101011245.topic">King County</a> Jail in Seattle on $3 million bail.<br>
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See historic photos from the case in this <a href="/chi-110701-cold-case-arrest-pictures,0,6665289.photogallery">photogallery</a> and watch a <a href="/chi-110702-sycamore-abduction-tivid,0,6808996.tivideo">video</a> of one of Maria's friends who was with her shortly before her abduction.

( Chicago Tribune / December 5, 1957 )

On July 1, 2011, Jack Daniel McCullough was charged with the 1957 murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, whose body was found in a wooded area about 100 miles west of Sycamore nearly five months after she disappeared. McCullough, 71, a onetime Sycamore resident and former police officer in Washington state, is in King County Jail in Seattle on $3 million bail.

See historic photos from the case in this photogallery and watch a video of one of Maria's friends who was with her shortly before her abduction.

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