Arrest made in slaying of 96-year-old woman

March 13, 2008 12:31:21 PM PDT
Illinois State Police say they've made an arrest in the January killing of a 96-year-old woman in the Metro East community of Centreville. Authorities aren't revealing the suspect's name or other details until they hold a news conference.

Ruby Coney was found dead January 10th in her home by a daughter, just 90 minutes after the two spoke by phone.

Coney had lived in the home since 1947.

Investigators at the time said the home had been ransacked, but family members said they couldn't immediately identify anything missing except for a small piggy bank containing pennies.

Coney's survivors include six daughters, two sons, 96 grandchildren and about 120 great-grandchildren.


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