Tammy Tracey murder suspect Jesse Smith released from jail after posting reduced bond

Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 9:01 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The man accused of murdering Tammy Tracey in Rockford in 1987 is out of jail after posting a reduced bond Thursday.

The lawyer for Jesse Smith tells 23 News after hearing arguments about evidence in the case, Judge Joseph McGraw reduced Smith’s bond from $1 million dollars to $50,000.

Smith posted 10% and was released. He remains under 24-hour monitoring at an undisclosed location.

Smith has been in the Winnebago County Jail since his 2020 arrest in Georgia. He was living in Rockford at the time of Tracey’s disappearance from Searls Park in May 1987.

Tracey’s remains were found 11 months later in the Sugar River Forest Preserve in northern Winnebago County.

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