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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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Grayslake man charged with stabbing girlfriend, escaping police custody at hospital in Libertyville

A Grayslake man who allegedly attacked and stabbed his girlfriend was tracked down by a Lake County sheriff’s canine after he escaped police custody at a hospital in Libertyville. Mark Mortensen, 42, of the 33600 block of North Evergreen Drive in unincorporated Grayslake, was charged with three counts of aggravated domestic battery, escape and resisting […]

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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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Zion woman arrested after allegedly stabbing man, fighting 2 police officers in Round Lake Beach

A Zion woman has been charged with stabbing a man in Round Lake Beach and fighting two police officers, injuring them, earlier this month. Sharrita S. Wright, 40, of the 2000 block of Hebron Avenue in Zion, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, two counts of aggravated battery, resisting a peace officer and aggravated assault. […]

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70 years in prison for suspect who stabbed man repeatedly, raped woman during home invasion in Zion

A 28-year-old man was sentenced to 70 years in prison for a 2017 home invasion in Zion where he stabbed a man 20 times and raped a woman, prosecutors said. Lake County Circuit Judge Mark Levitt found D’Javon Hudson, 28, of Zion, guilty in July of attempted murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, home invasion, aggravated […]