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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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36-year-old man dies after being rescued from Lake Michigan near Waukegan

A 36-year-old man was pronounced dead Monday evening shortly after being rescued from Lake Michigan near the Waukegan Municipal Beach, authorities said. The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 4:15 p.m. Monday to Waukegan Municipal Beach, 200 East Sea Horse Drive in Waukegan. Waukegan Fire Department Battalion Chief Todd Zupec told Lake […]

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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. […]

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‘Our family is devasted’: Authorities identify 16-year-old boy who died of drowning near Waukegan

The family of a 16-year-old boy that died of drowning in Waukegan on Sunday has created a fundraiser for funeral expenses and said the teen was “the most kind soul.” An autopsy performed on Monday on Jesus Garcia, 16, of Park City, showed he died as a result of drowning, according to Lake County Coroner […]