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Man Charged In 1972 Murder Of Naperville Teen Appears In Court

A man charged with the murder of a Naperville teen nearly 50 years ago is back in Illinois. Barry Lee Whelpley appeared in Will County Court yesterday after being extradited from Minnesota earlier this week. He was charged last week with stabbing 15-year-old Julie Ann Hanson to death in July 1972. Her body was found the next day in a Naperville cornfield. Police say DNA evidence led to his arrest. Whelpley is being held in the Will County jail on ten-million-dollars bail.


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