Elgin man charged with murder of 88-year-old neighbor

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An Elgin man is charged with the murder of his elderly neighbor.

Matthew Stoecklein, 55, is sccused of killing John Poyer, 88, during a home invasion and robbery.

Stoecklein lives in the same apartment building. He’s expected to appear in Bond Court today.

Poyer was found strangled to death last Friday in his apartment in the 500 block of Hiawatha Drive in Elgin.

Family members had asked police to check on the elderly man, after they didn’t hear from him for several days.

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