Abby Lynn Neisler, 24 Saturday, January 11, 2020 Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois

Updated: May 22

***UPDATE May 20, 2020***

WICS ABC Channel 20 News has the story:

Ronald D Porter has now been linked to different charges and Abby's case. Porter is accused of allegedly staking her, entering her home in January and sexually assaulting her, stabbing Abby multiple times which lead to her death. He then allegedly set fire to her home attempting to conceal her homicide. He has been charged and sits at the Sangamon County jail on a $250,000 bond.


His charges include: Three counts of First Degree Murder;

Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault;

Home Invasion;

Armed Robbery;

Residential Arson;

Aggravated Stalking;

Aggravated Cruelty to an Animal;

Concealment of a Homicidal Death;

Obstructing Justice; and

Unlawful Use of a Credit Card


Anyone with information concerning these incidents is asked to call the Springfield Police Department (217) 788-8311

Saturday, January 11, 2020 a fire broke out about 5:46 A.M. at the 710 South State Street residence in Springfield, Illinois. It would soon be learned that twenty-four year old Abby Neisler, her dog and two cats had lost their lives in that fire. Abby was murdered. Her pets were reportedly named Pepper, Penny and Pax.


The autopsy results showed that Abby died of “injuries inflicted by another person”. Her body was found in her bedroom. Abby was dead before the fire was started. Abby’s death was ruled a homicide. Abby had lived in that home since May 2019. Law enforcement is tight lipped throughout their investigation in to Abby’s death and the fire. There were two other homicides in the area within hours of each other but it is not known if there are any links to Abby’s death.

Reports were that hours after her death, Carlos Blue, 28 was found dead of multiple shots on North Wesley Street in Springfield.


Abby’s loved ones are raising money for a reward on a Facebook Page called @JusticeforAbbyNeisler – They are selling t-shirts, hoodies and wristbands. Please show your support.

If you have any information on Abby’s death or the fire, please contact the Springfield Police Department at (217) 788-8325

OBITUARY Abby L. Neisler 1995 – 2020 Springfield, IL—Abby Lynn Neisler, 24, of Springfield, formerly of Pawnee, Illinois, died Saturday, Jan.11, 2020, at her home in Springfield. Abby was born July 29, 1995, in Springfield, the daughter of Jerry L. and Dayna J. DeLuka Neisler. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Merilyn DeLuka. Abby was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Auburn. She was a class of 2013 graduate of Pawnee High School and worked as a casual sales associate at Aldi in Springfield. Abby was involved in school musicals during high school. She loved animals, including her pets Pepper, Penny and Pax. Abby is survived by her parents, Jerry and Dayna Neisler, of Pawnee; one brother, Noah B. Neisler, of Pawnee; grandmother Dorothy Neisler, of Witt; grandfathers Gary Neisler, of Hillsboro and Bob DeLuka, of Nokomis; and several aunts and uncles and cousins. Services will include a Rosary at 2:45 p.m. Sunday Jan. 19, 2020, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Auburn followed by a visitation from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. at the church on Monday, Jan. 20, with Rev. Al Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Pawnee. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL 62702, or to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132. Curry Funeral Home is serving the family of Abby Neisler. Online condolences may be expressed at www.curryfh.com. Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2020



Abby was put to rest at

Calvary Cemetery, 14465 Cotton Hill Road, Pawnee, IL 62558

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