A Waterloo man is expected to be extradited to Illinois today (Tuesday) to face murder charges in the death of 13-year-old Donnisha Hill of Waterloo. Waterloo Police Captain Bruce Arends says the suspect is in custody at the Black Hawk County Jail without bond. Arends says they were notified Monday afternoon that Hill’s body was found in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. The suspect, 57-year-old Bruce Edward Burt of Waterloo, is charged with first-degree murder.
An autopsy showed Hill died from blunt force trauma to the head. She was reported missing last Friday after she didn’t return home from Logan Middle School, where she was an eighth grader. Captain Arends says they’re still investigating details of the death. He says the case is ongoing and “we will continue to work until we’re satisfied that we’ve exhausted all further information on this case.”
The body was found in a rural driveway in Illinois, some 25 miles southeast of Dubuque.