By Jim Hagerty
ROCKFORD — Four people have been charged in connection with a double murder that ended with the suspect’s suicide last month.
Rockford resident Hsa Kler Htoo, 27, is charged with two counts of concealing a homicidal death and one count of obstruction of justice by destroying evidence, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced Friday.
Htoo is the brother of 26-year-old Hand Son, who authorities say shot and killed Sergio Quiroz and Danielle Son sometime between Feb. 19 and Feb. 22.
Police allege that Htoo placed the bodies in the trunk of Hand Son’s car before they were transported to Blackhawk Park and dumped near the banks of the Rock River. Bruscato said an ongoing investigation of what began as a missing person’s case revealed information that Htoo took part in concealing the bodies knowing each was a homicide victim.
Three women have also been charged, including Hand Son’s mother, 51-year-old Naw Naw. She and his sisters, Eh Tha Blay, 20; and Thee Da Cho, 30; face a single charge of obstruction of justice by destroying evidence.
“This is a case that has been taken very seriously by our community,” Bruscato said. “It has had a strong impact and we intend, in the criminal justice system, to make sure that we do everything we can to hold individuals accountable for their actions. We are not going to allow individuals to participate, conceal homicides, provide false information to the police department to thwart apprehension opportunities or to impede investigations.”
All four suspects are lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. Htoo’s bond has been set at $250,000. Eh Tha Blay and Thee Da Cho are on bonds of $100,000. Naw Naw’s bail is set at $50,000. Each is due in court this afternoon.
Investigators say the deaths of Danielle Son and Sergio Quiroz were domestic-violence related. Hand Son was domestic violence charges at the time of the shootings. Danielle Son filed for divorce from Hand Son on Feb. 16, and was romantically involved with Quiroz. R.