Man arrested after wife dies following domestic battery

John Boose
John Boose

Online Staff Report

John Boose, 44, of Rockford, was arrested Jan. 31 after his wife, Regina Boose, 46, died as a result of blunt force trauma Jan. 30. John Boose has been charged with aggravated domestic battery of his wife.

Rockford Fire Department personnel responded to 2204 Van Wie Ave. at 8:59 a.m., Jan. 30, in reference to a medical call. Regina Boose was transported to a local hospital, where she later died.

At 10:40 a.m., Jan. 30, Rockford police initiated a death investigation. During the course of the investigation, the cause of death was ruled a homicide as a result of blunt force trauma.

Detectives learned domestic violence had occurred to more than one victim within the household. Details were reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, and a warrant was authorized and obtained for aggravated domestic battery for John Boose.

John Boose was taken into custody at 1:15 a.m., Jan. 31, at a private residence in Rockford. He is being held at Winnebago County Jail.

The case is under investigation, and anyone with any information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department at (815)987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.

Posted Feb. 2, 2015

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