Bradley University professor mother and IT husband murdered: Susan Brill de Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Barron murdered by Jose Ramirez because their son was sick of them.
The son of a Bradley University professor has been charged with the murder of his educator mother and her husband upon their slain bodies being discovered washed up along an Illinois river.
Authorities recovered the bodies of Susan Brill de Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Barron from Spoon River, near Laura, Tuesday night- two days after the couple were reported missing.
Their bodies were found in the water, resting up against a river bank.
The discovery comes a day after the couple’s son Jose Ramirez, 21, confessed to murdering his parents.
Ramirez, who once wrote ‘I want to kill my parents’ on a bathroom mirror at the university where they worked, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
The couple, who were both 63, were reported missing on Sunday after a relative called authorities to their Princeville home. Upon arriving at the home, the chicagosuntimes reported police finding blood stains in the parent’s bedroom.
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Jose Ramirez waits for his parents to fall asleep before slaying them:
Prosecutors said Ramirez waited until his parents were asleep before pepper spraying them as a distraction. From there the son stabbed his father in the stomach and neck and then stabbed his mother after she woke up. He also allegedly hit them both with a baseball bat.
Ramirez then wrapped his parents in a tarp and tent, put them in his father’s SUV, and dumped their bodies from a bridge about 40 miles from their home according to the WEEK.
Authorities believe Susan and Antonio were likely killed early Friday morning.
I had Dr. Susan Brill de Ramirez for Native American Studies at @bradleyu.
She always had a smile on her face and was so passionate about what she taught ❤️ https://t.co/vhcrrWUI9C
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Jose Ramirez: ‘I want to kill my parents’
The couple last reported to work on Thursday at Bradley University, where Susan worked as an English professor and Antonio was a technology support specialist for the IT department.
The keys to Antonio’s Honda, as well as a television and the couple’s credit cards, were found in a house that Ramirez often spends time at. Blood was also recovered in the car.
Authorities said Ramirez had initially staged a burglary at his house in an attempt to throw off investigators.
Ramirez was arrested on Monday, as was his friend Matthew Roberts.
Roberts has since been charged with concealment of a homicidal death and obstruction of justice.
Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said investigators do not have evidence that Roberts helped kill Ramirez’s parents or dispose of their bodies, but authorities believe he knew his friend had done so.
Ramirez reportedly first told investigators that he had wrapped his parents’ bodies up by himself. In a second version of the story, he said someone had helped him.
Investigators are reportedly amassing evidence indicating that Ramirez had harbored a longstanding ‘hatred’ for his parents.
Bradley University police filed a report on Ramirez in 2011 after he allegedly wrote ‘I want to kill my parents’ on the mirror of a bathroom on campus.
Ramirez also reportedly talked about killing the couple multiple times before the double murder and told friends he was ‘sick of his parents’.
The son’s bond was set at $3million on Tuesday with Ramirez’s next court date is scheduled for November 29.
Ramirez could face life in prison if convicted.