Judge releases 1 of 2 brothers accused in Illinois backyard burial of mother and sister, after prosecutors say there was no cause of death yet
The home where two brothers are believed to have buried their mom and sister in their backyard, on April 7, 2022, in Lyons, Illinois. - Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — One of two brothers from Lyons who told police they buried their mother and sister in the backyard of their home last year was released from custody during a court hearing Friday afternoon in Bridgeview, prosecutors said. Michael Lelko, 45, was charged with two felony counts of concealment of a death, state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said. Charges were still pending for his 42-year-old brother, Lyons police said in an email. Earlier, officials said Michael Lelko was 47. He appeared for a brief hearing Friday afternoon in the Bridgeview Courthouse before Cook Coun...