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Body found in Fox River fits description of missing Algonquin woman, police say

Police officials say a body was found Monday morning in the Fox River in Carpentersville and that it fits the description of the missing Algonquin woman. The Algonquin Police Department said Sunday afternoon they were seeking assistance in locating 52-year-old Kimberly Koerner. Algonquin Police Department Detective Sergeant Robert Salazar said Koerner was last seen around […]

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Chicago man charged with murdering his pregnant girlfriend after her body was found in Lake Michigan near Waukegan

A Chicago man has been charged with stabbing his 19-year-old pregnant girlfriend to death in Chicago and apparently dumping her body in Lake Michigan, where it was later located near Waukegan this summer. Robert Drummond, 21, of the 4300 block of South Berkeley Avenue in Chicago, was charged with first-degree murder, according to the Lake […]

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Police speaking to person of interest in the murder of 19-year-old pregnant woman found in Lake Michigan

Chicago police say they are talking to a “person of interest” in the murder of a 19-year-old pregnant woman whose body was found in Lake Michigan near Waukegan last month. The Chicago Sun-Times, citing a Chicago Police Department spokesperson, reported Friday morning that a person of interest was being interviewed by Chicago police in connection […]

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Coroner’s office confirms ‘Lake Michigan Jane Doe’ was missing pregnant 19-year-old from Chicago

The coroner’s office has confirmed the identity of the ‘Lake Michigan Jane Doe’ found near Waukegan as a missing 19-year-old pregnant woman from Chicago. Her death is considered a homicide. A forensic odontologist with the Lake County Coroner’s Office confirmed the woman is Yarianna G. Wheeler, 19, of Chicago, following a dental records comparison with […]

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Police say pregnant woman found dead in Lake Michigan near Waukegan was murdered

A 19-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Lake Michigan near Waukegan earlier this month is believed to have been murdered, detectives said. “Due to the diligence of Lake County and surrounding area residents, sheriff’s detectives received dozens of tips as to the possible identity of ‘Lake Michigan Jane Doe,’” Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. […]