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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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16-year-old boy dies after being rescued from Lake Michigan near Waukegan Municipal Beach

A 16-year-old boy who drowned in Lake Michigan near the Waukegan Municipal Beach was rescued and later died at the hospital Sunday evening, fire officials said. The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 6:25 p.m. Sunday to the Waukegan Municipal Beach, 200 East Sea Horse Drive in Waukegan, for a report of […]

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Detectives seek to identify two adult bodies found in Lake Michigan

Lake County sheriff’s detectives are investigating after two adult bodies were recovered from Lake Michigan on Sunday afternoon. A fisherman on Lake Michigan spotted a body floating in the water around 3 p.m. Sunday three miles southeast of the Waukegan Harbor, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli. The United States Coast […]