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A Grundy County Grand Jury indicted a Kendall County man on three felony charges on February 19th.

Robert Turk, 43, of Yorkville is accused of killing his girlfriend, 39-year-old Elizabeth Link inside a residence at 3200 South Verona Road sometime on May 14th of 2019.

After the incident, Turk allegedly set the house on fire and fled the scene. Police officials say Link’s body was discovered after the fire was extinguished. Grundy County Coroner John Callahan said Link died prior to the fire.

Callahan’s Office also hired an expert witness to analyze evidence at the crime scene.  It was discovered that the victim suffered incisive wounds that led to her death. T urk was arrested in Oswego by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and several other agencies on February 4th.

Turk was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Arson, a class X felony. Turk pled not guilty to all charges and demanded a jury trial in his second court appearance on February 20th. 

Turk is being represented by Julie Trevarthen. Turk remains in the Grundy County Jail on a $2 million bond. If convicted on the murder charge, Turk is facing between 20 and 60 years in prison and the arson charge carries a 6 to 30 year sentence.