Dalton Mesarchik

It was 17 years ago today when Dalton Mesarchik was reported missing to the Streator Police Department.

The next day, the 7-year-old was found dead in the Vermilion River south of Streator.  The Illinois State Police have released a statement saying they continue to make this investigation a priority.  To date, approximately 2,000 leads have been investigated.  Troopers say many have led to follow up investigations within and outside the state.  Also about 500 pieces of evidence have been collected.

A $50,000 reward remains in place for information that leads to an arrest or arrests regarding the Mesarchik murder.  If you have any information, call 844-1500. 

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