A 23-year-old man who was considered the "prime suspect" in the murder of three family members in Darien was arrested at his parents' home in southern Florida Wednesday afternoon, and has since given a full confession to police, NBC Chicago reports.
Jacob B. Nodarse was found sleeping in a minivan outside of a home in Lehigh Acres near Fort Myers around 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. He was initially being held on an obstruction of justice charge, but sources told NBC Chicago he has since confessed to killing Jeffrey Kramer, 50, his wife Lori, 48, and their son Michael, 20.
Nodarse, 23, appeared in court Thursday "wearing a restraining jacket used for prisoners who may attempt to injure themselves," NBC reports.
When asked by the judge if he would waive extradition, Nodarse said"I'm not gonna fight extradition." Asked whether he would go back to Illinois voluntarily, Nodarse said "yes."
Police in Florida had been on the look-out for Nodarse, after Darien police told them he was driving a blue BMW coupe and had family in Fort Myers and Miami, The Tribune reports.
Tuesday morning, police responded to the 8900 block of Kilkenny Drive in Darien after the Kramers' daughter, who was hiding in a closet, called 9-1-1 and said there were shots fired in the home. Police discovered her three family members dead on the scene.
The daughter's ex boyfriend, who was allegedly involved in a custody battle with her over their baby, is also being held in an Illinois jail, NBC reports, though he reportedly gave police an alibi that was supported by surveillance video. A motive in the slayings remained unknown Thursday morning.
Watch NBC's video of Nodarse in court here: