Anthony Maring was 8 years old. His mother, Heidi Maring has said that that he was caught in the middle of a dispute between her and her 30 year old husband, Doug Maring. She has said that she had planned to leave Maring, but that he left the home with Anthony.
Shortly after midnight police received a call telling them that Doug Maring was suicidal and that he had threatened harm to Anthony. Police spotted his vehicle and attempted to stop him, but he eluded officers.
Police say that he then crashed his vehicle into a utility pole, and fled on foot, leaving an injured Anthony behind. Police have declined to say what his injury was, but they have said that the injury he received may have happened before the crash. Heidi Maring has said that she was on the home with Maring at the time of the crash: “All of a sudden I heard a crash and I heard my baby crying, everything went quiet. They said he did not die from the car accident, my husband stabbed him in the heart.”
Anthony Maring age 8, died of his injuries.
Police believe that Maring may have stolen a green 2005 Chevy Malibu, with Illinois license plates 825 4607. The search has expanded to Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Maring is about 6 ft. tall and 165 lbs. is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Some later articles say that Anthony was not Maring’s son, but his stepson. Heidi Maring has said that she believes that her son was killed in order to hurt her.
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Anthony was a second grader. Administrators at the school says the entire school has been deeply impacted. They have 35 grief counselors who will be working with the schoolchildren and staff. An arrest warrant for 1 st degree murder has been issued for Doug Maring.
Waring is still on the loose, and family are pleading with him to turn himself in. Autopsy reports confirm that Anthony was killed by a knife wound to the chest.
Anthony’s mother, Heidi Maring describes her son Anthony: “His bright blue eyes and beat smile, he’d get your heart every time.”
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Some sightings have been reported. Heidi Maring has said that Maring became suicidal after she had asked for a divorce, and that that at some point he sent her a suicide note in the form of a text message.
Police say they have found the body of Doug Maring in a parked car in a rural area in Illinois.
Authorities say they went to the area when a property owner said that he believed the car that was reported to have been stolen by Maring might be on his property.
Officers then found his body in a farm building on the property. Cause of death has not been released.