Over seven years after Brian Carrick disappeared from his job at the Johnsburg grocery store across from his home, charges have been filed against Mario Casciaro.
The investigation included the FBI, Federal Marshal’s Service, the Johnsburg Police Department and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
State’s Attorney’s Office Files Charges in Eight Year Old Carrick Cold Case
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, reports that on February 25, 2010, the Grand Jury returned a six-count Bill of Indictment against Defendant Mario Casciaro, charging him with First Degree Murder (five counts) and Concealment of a Homicidal Death.
The Indictment alleges that on or about December 20, 2002, Mario Casciaro, or one whose conduct he is legally accountable for, while committing the forcible felony offenses of Intimidation, Unlawful Restraint, and Mob Action, struck Brian Carrick in the head and thereby caused his death.
The Indictment further alleges that Mario Casciaro concealed the death of Brian Carrick with knowledge that Carrick died by homicidal means.
The offense of First Degree Murder carries a fixed term sentencing range of 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with no day for day / good time credit to apply.
The offense of Concealment of a Homicidal Death is a Class 3 Felony which carries a sentencing range of 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. By statute, the penalty for this offense must be imposed separately and in addition to the penalty for First Degree Murder.
Defendant Mario Casciaro was apprehended in Fox Lake, IL on February 26, 2010 at approximately 4:30 p.m. by the Johnsburg Police Department. He is being held on a $5 million dollar bond.
The above-referenced charges resulted from the joint and collective investigatory efforts of the FBI (Casey J. Solana, Acting Supervisor for the Rockford office and Special Agent Randy L. Sealby), the Johnsburg Police Department (Chief Rydberg and Detective Keith VonAllmen), the U.S. Marshal’s Service – Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office (Ron Salgado, Chief of Investigations).
The length of the investigation totaled more than seven years.
The charges against the defendant are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.