Todd Smith has been arrested for the murder of his wife, Katrina Smith.
He has been charged with four counts of first degree murder and one count of concealing a homicide. Concealing a homicide means he's accused of placing her body into the river. Two of his first degree murder counts indicate that there were elements of brutal and heinous behavior. If convicted he faces 20 to 100 years in prison. Investigators believe he acted alone in this alleged crime.
Smith was taken into custody at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, after police pulled over the car he was in with the purpose of arresting him. The arrest warrant was signed and issued that same day. He is being held on $4 million bond and will appear in court on November 24.
Family member Chad Kaltved was willing to talk about Smith's arrest just hours after it happened.
Katrina Smith was reported missing by Todd Smith, on October 23. She had left her Machesney Park home late the night before to run some errands, but did not return. Investigators say that while her and Todd were legally married, Katrina was not living there, she was staying at a condo near IL-251 and East Rockton Road.
Smith's car was found October 23 near Obispo Road and Ventura Boulevard. Her purse and cell phone were found later that week.
Katrina's body was discovered in the Rock River on November 9. An autopsy showed she suffered blunt force trauma to her body and the case became a homicide investigation.
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