NIU murder suspect to give DNA

November 30, 2010 8:42:36 AM PST
The suspect in the murder of a Northern Illinois University student has agreed to provide a DNA sample to authorities.

William Curl, 34, is accused of sexually assaulting and killing 18-year-old Antinette "Toni" Keller of southwest suburban Plainfield. She disappeared in October after telling friends she was going for a walk in Prairie Park in DeKalb, Ill.

Burned remains were later found in the park, and Keller's cell phone and clothes were nearby.

In court Tuesday morning, Curl's attorney agreed to a request by prosecutors for a DNA sample to compare with substances found on a pair of Curl's shoes.