‘Persons of interest’ in Rockford double murder in custody on separate charges

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The two men Rockford Police called “persons of interest” in Thursday’s double murder are in custody at the Winnebago County Jail.

Kelvin Langston, 28, and Douglas Hollyfield, 26, face animal cruelty charges for allegedly shooting and killing Christina Langston-Hill’s dog on July 19 on the 700 block of Bruce Street, according to Rockford Police.

Langston is Langston-Hill’s brother.

Langston and Hollyfield were also named “persons of interest” in the Thursday murder of Christina Langston-Hill and her husband, Teon Hill. The couple were killed at their home on Bruce Street.

Police made it clear Langston and Hollyfield are not a suspects in the murder. Police have not named any suspects as of Friday afternoon.

Langston turned himself in, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. Hollyfield was arrested on animal cruelty charges by the Chicago Police Department, according to Rockford Police.

Langston’s bail, according to court records, is $15,000.

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