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Saturday, December 29, 2012Two men are being held without bond in connection with the slaying of Nayely Murry of Cicero, who was strangled, suffocated and left inside of a truck of a car in the summer of 2005, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

In October of this year, the Sheriff's Cold Case unit was contacted by Cicero Police to assist in reviewing evidence and discussing new technologies to further the case. Nayely Murry's body was found in the trunk of a Dodge Intrepid in Robbins two days after Nayely's family reported her missing in August 2005, she was 23 years old at the time. Detectives believed she was killed in Countryside before her body was placed in the trunk and left in Robbins.

Sheriff's Police Detectives assisted Cicero Investigators with re-interviewing those familiar with the case and with reanalyzing phone data.

James Murry Travon McDonald

Based on the information gathered, warrants were issued for Nayely's estranged husband, James Murry, 35, and his friend Travon McDonald, 29. Both men have been charged with murder.

James Murry of Toledo, Ohio, appeared in bond court today. Sheriff Police and Cicero Police Detectives went to Toledo, Ohio, where James Murry lived, with a warrant for his arrest. He was taken to the local county jail. James Murry waived extradition in Ohio and returned to Cook County on Dec. 28.

McDonald was arrested Dec. 20 after he was paroled from Logan Correctional Facility in Lincoln, IL where he served time on an unrelated case for failing to report an accident/death, possession of a controlled substance and aggravated battery. Travon McDonald made his initial court appearance earlier this month.

The Sheriff's Police and the Cicero Police Departments would like to thank the State's Attorney's Cold Case Homicide Unit, the Illinois State Police Department and the Toledo Police Department for their work in this case.

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