ILLINOIS – Condo Law Co-Author Arrested for 1973 Murder
LOOP NORTH NEWS: CONDO LAW CO-AUTHOR ARRESTED FOR 1973 MURDER
By Steven Dahlman
December 21, 2015
Chicago – He helped craft laws on which hundreds of condominium associations in Illinois are based but he is also a suspect in two murders. On Monday afternoon, Dr. Donnie Rudd, age 75, will be in a courtroom in Rolling Meadows, northwest of the Loop, for his first hearing since being extradited from Texas.
Rudd is accused of killing his wife of 28 days on September 14, 1973. It was originally thought Noreen Rudd died in a single-vehicle accident in Barrington Hills, Illinois, near Arlington Heights, just 12 days short of her 20th birthday. Her body was exhumed two years ago, an autopsy was performed, and police now suspect Rudd beat her to death and faked the accident to collect on a $100,000 life insurance policy.
He was arrested last Thursday morning by Arlington Heights police who traveled to Rudd’s home in Sugar Land, Texas, southwest of Houston. His bond was set at $1 million but Rudd remains in custody. Read more: