The Johnson Law Group is seeking any information from the public in a 1990
Piatt County case in which our client, Gregory Houser is currently charged
with four counts of murder in the death of his then-wife, Sheryl Houser.
Sheryl Houser was found deceased at her residence in Mahomet, IL in her
garage on October 5th, 1990. She was found in the center of the garage,
her shoulders suspended off the floor by a yellow rope wrapped tightly
three times around her neck. The other end was tied to a pipe on the ceiling.
A Piatt County coroner's jury at the time could not decide whether
it was suicide or homicide so the official manner of death was declared
"undetermined." Over 25 years later in July 2016, a 2nd coroner's
inquest ruled Sheryl Houser's death a homicide. A couple months later,
our client Gregory Houser, was charged with her murder.
“The evidence is decades old. This was originally a case in which
the death was undetermined. Why is it good evidence today? What changed?
There were other states attorneys, who had this case who didn't file
a charge given the same evidence. There are other investigators who had
the same evidence, who didn't make an arrest or accuse Gregory of
murder in the case. Because the evidence simply isn't sufficient even
for probable cause."
JLG Lead Attorney Kevin Sanborn
Over the years, some witnesses in this case may have moved away or are
now deceased. If you have any information or tips regarding this case,
please contact our office @ (309) 565-8825 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can send a message
Links to news articles regarding the case:
Illinois man to plead not guilty in wife’s 1990 death
Evidence in Question for the Trial of Gregory Houser
Houser to stand trial in 1990 murder of estranged wife