Saturday, January 19, 2013
The identity of the victim has not been released, but it's possible it could be a man who was reported missing last month, Joliet police said.
The body of a man was pulled from the Des Plaines River near McDonough Street Friday afternoon, Joliet police said. Although the victim's identity was not released, it's possible he could be a Joliet man reported missing late last month, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News. The man was spotted by someone crossing the bridge at about 12:40 p.m., and Joliet firefighter wearing an immersion suit recovered the body, the story said.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Few details were available about the victim other than his or her body was found in the Fitzpatrick Hall.
The Romeoville Police Department and the Will County Coroner's Office are investigating the death of a "non-student" who was found deceased Sunday in Lewis University's Fitzpatrick Hall. No details on the death or the person's identity were avaiable Sunday night. The information was made public by the Romeoville-based Catholic University via its Facebook page. Employees were also notified via email Sunday night. "The authorities report there was not and is no current threat to campus," the statement said. The campus remains open and all classes and activities will go on as scheduled, the release said. "The Lewis University community expresses its prayerful sympathy to all who are touched by this tragedy, especially family and friends," the…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The coroner's office said Jameka Rochelle-Williamson was found in the Des Plaines River but her cause of death is "inconclusive."
The woman whose body was pulled out of the Des Plaines River Wednesday afternoon has been identified as a Joliet resident who's been missing since Aug. 26, according to the Will County Coroner's Office. Jameka Rochelle-Williamson, 28, was declared dead at about 2:50 p.m., about an hour after a fisherman discovered her in the water near Rockdale and contacted police, the coroner's office said. An autopsy was conducted by the coroner Thursday, but the results were deemed "inconclusive" and no cause of death recorded. Toxicology tests have been conducted, and the results are pending, the office said. The Illinois State Police is handling the case, but could not be reached for comment.