Season 27, Episode 23
Who Killed Bruce And Darlene Rouse?
Shortly after 8 a.m. on June 6, 1980, in Libertyville, Illinois, the local fire department received an urgent call from the police department. They were sent to the house of Bruce and Darlene Rouse, who were big names in the community. A shooting had taken place, and once they arrived, they found the couple dead.
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15-Year-Old Cold Case Gets Big Break
The truth behind the brutal deaths of a prominent and wealthy couple in Libertyville, IL, remains dormant until 15 years later, when a new police task force exposes a murderer that let money remove their sense of consequence.
Who Is Billy Rouse?
Kurt Rouse, the son of Bruce and Darlene Rouse, discusses his brother, Billy Rouse, who was found guilty of murdering their parents. Kurt remembers that Billy “engaged in a lot of mischief” and “had an unusual intelligence” when it came to sneaking around and pulling pranks. Billy was ultimately sentenced to two consecutive 40-year prison terms.
The Case Of Billy Rouse
Lake County State’s Attorney Investigator David Ostertag discusses the murders of Bruce and Darlene Rouse, who were murdered in a brutal attack at their home in Libertyville, Illinois. Their son, Billy Rouse, was ultimately found guilty of killing his parents, and he was sentenced to two consecutive 40-year prison terms.
Son Found Guilty In Parents’ Murders
Those close to the case of Billy Rouse discuss the investigation and trial. Billy was found guilty of killing his parents, Bruce and Darlene Rouse, who were found brutally murdered at their Libertyville, Illinois home. Billy was sentenced to two consecutive 40-year prison terms, and he will not be eligible for parole until 2035.