GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (STMW) — A man was charged Tuesday with murdering a Wheaton woman who was found stabbed to death in a park in west suburban Glen Ellyn.

The body of 33-year-old Linda Valez was discovered in a forested area of a park on Saturday. Her body showed “obvious” signs of trauma, and there was evidence that Valez had been stabbed, authorities said previously.

Myron D. Ester, 40, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death, the DuPage State’s Attorney’s office said Tuesday. He will appear for a bond hearing Wednesday.

Police found Valez’s body after they were prompted to patrol the area near Panfish Park in connection with a missing person reported by Wheaton police earlier in the week.

While in the area, officers noticed signs of “foot traffic and activity that appeared to have occurred in a forested area of the park,” Glen Ellyn police said.

Prosecutors did not disclose a motive for the attack Tuesday afternoon.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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