MILWAUKEE -- FOX6 News learned of surprising developments in the Teresa Boone murder case Tuesday, September 4th. Boone died of cutting wounds during an apparent robbery Sunday night, September 2nd at the Kilbourn Reservoir Park near North and Bremen. Tuesday, FOX6 News learned the suspect is the son of a Milwaukee County judge.
FOX6 News is not naming the 32-year-old man police took into custody after the murder -- with help from a Good Samaritan citizen who assisted police in capturing him. The man has not yet formally been charged.
For Boone's family, this latest news is a cruel twist to an already devastating situation.
Carolyn Boyd has spent the past two decades gathering photos of and arranging the funeral for Boone.
"I'm almost about to faint because you would think a son of a judge, you know, he's really raised up right and he's got good upbringing and good teaching and respect," Boyd said.
Information about the suspect and the crime from police is still restricted while charges are pending. However, that hasn't stopped Boyd from coming up with a theory of her own.
"I been thinking I know she didn't want to give that purse up. it wasn't that she had any money, it was just her struggles was in there," Boyd said.
Boyd says Boone had worked hard to put her life back together, get the right IDs and get into UW-Milwaukee, where she was planning to study accounting.
'That hurt me because she didn't deserve to die the way she did," Boyd said.
Without insurance or a financially strong family, Boyd says Boone's funeral this Friday will have only the bare essentials.
Funeral services for Boone are set for Friday, September 7th. A wake is set for noon, with a funeral at 1:00 p.m. Services will be held at Leon L. Williamson Funeral Home near the 2100 block of N. 12th Street.
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