Elgin murder charges filed against Matthew Stoecklein in death of John Poyer, 88

Matthew Stoecklein

November 28, 2013 3:06:19 PM PST
Bond has been denied after murder charges were filed Thursday in the death of an 88-year-old Elgin man.

John Poyer was found dead last Friday in his home in the 500-block of Hiawatha Drive.

Poyer's neighbor, 55-year old Matthew Stoecklein, is now accused of murder. Police say he broke into Poyer's apartment, then strangled and robbed him.

Stoecklein was arrested Wednesday night and was due in bond court Thursday.