fter her mother died, Peggy Lynn Johnson, who was approximately 18-years-old, cognitively impaired, and on her own, went searching for help at a medical clinic in McHenry, Illinois. There she met a registered nurse named Linda Laroche, who recognized Johnson's disability, and took her into her home.
Linda Laroche was taken into custody in Cape Coral, Florida on Tuesday, Nov. 5. This, after theRacine County Sheriffs Office received a tip from a concerned citizen that a woman, identified as Linda Laroche, of Cape Coral, Florida, was telling people that she had killed a woman back when she lived
On Nov. 5, 2019, investigators began interviewing Linda Laroche. Laroche admitted to having taken Johnson into her home back in McHenry, Illinois in 1994. Laroche admitted that between 1994 and 1999, she was abusive to Johnson.