Three Transient Male Suspects Face Murder and Robbery Charges After Man Found Dead, Floating in Water at Crystal Lake’s Three Oaks Recreational Area

Michael M. Miller, homicide suspect in Crystal Lake (SOURCE: Law Enforcement)
Michael M. Miller, homicide suspect in Crystal Lake (SOURCE: Law Enforcement).

Crystal Lake police responded just before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 investigating an open 9-1-1 call (a 9-1-1 call with nobody speaking on the other end) in the area of the block of 6100 Northwest Highway. Police found a dead man floating on the west side of the Three Oaks Recreational Area.

Three male suspects were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after officers found them at the scene. One of the men was covered in blood, police said. All three male suspects were described as acquaintances of the dead man, whose identity was released Wednesday as Robert L Krikie Jr., age 51. The homicide victim was also described as a transient.

The Crystal Lake Police Department on Wednesday morning March 18, 2020 released the identities of the three transient male suspects, who face murder and robbery charges.

Michael M. Miller, 33, is charged with five counts of first-degree murder, one count of robbery, two counts of aggravated battery, concealment of a homicidal death and mob action.

MURDER/INTENT TO KILL/INJURE
MURDER/STRONG PROB KILL/INJURE
MURDER/OTHER FORCIBLE FELONY
MURDER/OTHER FORCIBLE FELONY
MURDER/OTHER FORCIBLE FELONY

AGGRAVATED BATTERY / GREAT BODILY HARM
AGGRAVATED BATTERY / PUBLIC PLACE

Devin J. Petersen, 23, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, robbery, two counts of aggravated battery, concealment of a homicidal death and mob action.

MURDER/OTHER FORCIBLE FELONY
MURDER/OTHER FORCIBLE FELONY
MURDER/OTHER FORCIBLE FELONY

AGGRAVATED BATTERY / GREAT BODILY HARM
AGGRAVATED BATTERY / PUBLIC PLACE

William P. Linke, 50, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of robbery, two counts of aggravated battery, one count of concealment of a homicidal death and one count mob action.

MURDER/OTHER FORCIBLE FELONY
MURDER/OTHER FORCIBLE FELONY
MURDER/OTHER FORCIBLE FELONY

AGGRAVATED BATTERY / GREAT BODILY HARM
AGGRAVATED BATTERY / PUBLIC PLACE

All three male suspects are in custody at the McHenry County jail awaiting bond hearings scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 in Room 302 McHenry County Court.

Crystal Lake Police Department described the homicide as an isolated event and said there is no known danger to the public.

Anyone with information related to the case is urged to call the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620. Anyone with a cellphone can send an anonymous tip to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (mnemonic: tip411).

Michael M. Miller, homicide suspect in Crystal Lake (SOURCE: Law Enforcement)
Michael M. Miller, homicide suspect in Crystal Lake (SOURCE: Law Enforcement).
Devin J. Petersen, homicide suspect in Crystal Lake (SOURCE: Law Enforcement)
Devin J. Petersen, homicide suspect in Crystal Lake (SOURCE: Law Enforcement).
William P. Linke, homicide suspect in Crystal Lake (SOURCE: Law Enforcement)
William P. Linke, homicide suspect in Crystal Lake (SOURCE: Law Enforcement).

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