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76-year-old Barry Lee Whelpley, of Mounds View, Minnesota, has been extradited to Illinois, according to Naperville police. Whelpley is charged in the 1972 killing of fifteen-year-old Julie Ann Hanson in Naperville. His bond has been set at $10-million. Whelpley was arrested in Minnesota last week and charged in the nearly fifty-year-old murder case. He was booked into the Will County Jail Tuesday.

At the time Hanson was found stabbed to death in a field in Naperville, no suspects were developed. Advanced genetic genealogy technology helped lead to charges against Whelpley. The Will County State's Attorney's Office says there could be more charges filed in the case.