Jone Knapton's ex-husband charged with child porn

Posted Online: Aug. 19, 2005, 12:00 am
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By Robin J. Youngblood and Dustin Lemmon,

The former husband of an East Moline woman who was murdered in 2003 has been arrested on a warrant for child pornography charges filed in Lake County, Ill.

Larry Knapton, 50, of Des Moines, was arrested Aug. 17 in Anita, Iowa, by Cass County Sheriff's deputies on a warrant from Lake County, Ill., for possessing child pornography.

His former wife Jone S. Knapton, 46, was murdered in July 2003. Her murder has never been solved and no suspects have ever been named.

Authorities think Ms. Knapton died sometime between July 4, 2003, and the following day. Portions of her body were found in the Green River north of Geneseo on July 10, 2003. Her head, hands and feet never have been found.

The Knaptons had filed for divorce before Ms. Knapton's death.

According to the Lake County Circuit Clerk's office, Mr. Knapton was wanted on six counts of possession of child pornography.

Mr. Knapton was being held Friday on $800,000 bail. An extradition hearing is set for Aug. 22.

Anita is a small town about 65 miles west of Des Moines.


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