(CBS) — Police in Mundelein say they’ve not yet been able to question a hospitalized man about the apparent murder of an Island Lake woman.
It was Monday night when the body of 48-year-old Karen Scavelli was found in her home in Island Lake.
A red Pontiac Grand Am had been taken from her home – and police in Mundelein located that car and were following it when the driver crashed it into a house in Mundelein.
Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther says the 49-year-old McHenry man who was driving has been in the hospital in ICU.
“I can’t tell you what injuries were as a result of the crash. However, as officers were attempting to give him verbal commands the subject utilized both a knife and a hammer to self-inflict several serious wounds to himself.”
Mundelein Police started the chase after they got a call that the man had gone into a restaurant and had stolen an employee’s purse.
Police say they don’t believe the man’s injuries are life-threatening – but they still haven’t been able to question him about the death of Karen Scavelli.