Woman Charged with Manslaughter in 2013 Heroin Overdose Case


A local woman is in police custody after being accused of unintentionally killing a man from a heroin overdose back in 2013.

On September 20, 2013, Dixon Police were called to a home for an unresponsive man. When they arrived, it was discovered he died from a heroin overdose.

A suspicious death investigation began at that time. More than three years later, in recent weeks, investigators gained information that led to an arrest warrant for Linda Hoggard, 59. The criminal complaint alleges she unintentionally killed the victim by injecting him with heroin.

Hoggard turned herself into authorities in Ogle County on Friday on an unrelated charge and was transferred to Dixon Police on Monday for processing. She’s charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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