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Heavy police response after body found in garage at Lake in the Hills condo building

Police investigate a death in the 1300 block of Cunat Court in Lake in the Hills Thursday. | Submitted Photo.

Police officials released few details after a body was found in a garage at a Lake in the Hills condominium building Thursday, which is the same area where a woman was shot earlier this month.

The Lake in the Hills Police Department responded around 11:40 a.m. Thursday to the 1300 block of Cunat Court.

Lake in the Hills Police Department Communications Coordinator Ashley Eccles said that officers received a call for a well-being check.

Officers located a deceased subject and they called the McHenry County Coroner’s Office, who responded to the scene to assist in the investigation and remove the body.

Eccles did not say where the body was located but witnesses told Lake and McHenry County Scanner they saw the body being removed from a detached garage on the property.

Police put yellow tarps up around the garage to block bystanders from seeing the scene. The scene was active was at least four hours Thursday.

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Eccles would not say if authorities believe the death was a homicide or not, but said there is no threat to the public’s safety.

On April 2, police responded to the same block for a woman who was shot.

Eccles said at the time of that incident that officers were dispatched to an unknown medical issue call.

Officers arrived and determined that an adult female had been shot.

The woman was transported by ambulance to the hospital and her condition had been stabilized. The extent of her injuries was not released.

The McHenry County Major Investigations Assistance Team (MIAT) was contacted to assist with the investigation.

Extra police presence was seen in the area for several days following the shooting. No further details were released.

The condominium association released a statement to its resident regarding the second incident on Thursday, calling it an “unfortunate event.”

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The association said the second incident was “isolated” and not affiliated with the early April shooting.