The live in boyfriend, Jose M. Nieto-Roman, 28 of Beardstown,
Illinois, was identified as a person of interest and is
currently in custody at the Morgan County Jail for Child
Endangerment. Nieto-Roman was held for several days at a local
hospital after being treated for stab wounds he inflicted upon
Today, the Cass County States Attorney issued an arrest warrant
for two counts of Murder and one count Aggravated Battery to a
Child. The warrant has a $5 million dollar bond. Agents from the
Zone 4 Pittsfield Office served the warrant on Nieto-Roman at
the Morgan County Jail.
The investigation is continuing by the Illinois State Police
Zone 4, Beardstown Police Department, the Cass County State’s
Attorney’s Office, and Illinois State Police Crime Scene
Services, and the Illinois Department of Children and Family
Services. Additional press inquiries may be directed to Cass
County States Attorney Matt Mayes.
The public is reminded that all individuals are innocent until
proven guilty in a court of law.
[Illinois State Police]