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Chicago Girl, 17, Found Strangled In Abandoned Building In Gary

Connita L. Richardson, of the 800 block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, was found dead in an abandoned building in the 700 block of East 7th Avenue in Gary Tuesday night, authorities said.


David Chereck was 15 when he was strangled in January 1992.  (Photo courtesy Cook County Sherriff)

Suspect Arrested In L.A. For 1992 Murder Of Skokie Teen

A Los Angeles man who was a suspect in the 1992 murder of 15-year-old David Chereck, from Skokie, has been arrested in connection with the case.


Alisa Massaro (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Woman Gets 10 Years For Role In Gruesome Double Murder

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Daniel Kralik / photo from Chicago Police

Man Charged With Strangling Girlfriend In Humboldt Park Home

A man was charged Wednesday with strangling his girlfriend during a domestic incident at her Humboldt Park neighborhood home.


Thomas Snow (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Son Charged With Killing Parents Last Fall

Thomas J. Snow, 34, is charged in the deaths of his father, retired Hammond Morton High School teacher Clifford Snow, 68, and mother, Joyce Snow, 66, whose decomposed bodies were found Oct. 18 in their house in the 14500 block of West 197th Avenue.


Jose Loera (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Man Held On $5 Million Bail In Murder Of Aurora Nurse

Friends of a slain Aurora nurse have raised more than $8,000 to help the three children she left behind, while her ex-boyfriend sits behind bars, accused of strangling her before trying to kill himself.


Delbert K. Cooper (Aurora Police Dept.)

Aurora Man Gets 45 Years For 2011 Slaying

Delbert Cooper, 33, was convicted of Renee Perry’s murder in January by a jury that needed about six hours to reach a verdict.


Yuron Robinson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Two Years After Park Ridge Murder, Suspect Still Awaiting Trial

It has been two years since Nikki Mallek’s brother was found in northwest suburban Park Ridge bound and strangled. And she is struggling to find answers and justice.


George Patterson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

DNA Evidence Links Man To 2009 Homicide

George Patterson, 51, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street, faces one count of murder in connection to the Aug. 9, 2009 incident.


James Ealy

Ealy Gets Life In Prison For Killing Burger King Manager

James Ealy strangled Mary Hutchinson, a 45-year-old wife and mother, after forcing her to open the safe as she was preparing to open the former Burger King store in Lindenhurst.


Robert Danno (left) and Jose Fernardo Martinez-Hernandez (right) are accused of strangling Danno's wife and her mother in Chicago, then stuffing their bodies in a car trunk, and setting the car on fire near a forest preserve in Palos Park. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Pair Denied Bond For Murders Of Mom, Daughter Found In Burning Car

Robert Danno, 50, and Jose Fernardo Martinez-Hernandez, 24, are accused of strangling Danno’s wife and her elderly mother in Chicago.



Police Seek Help Identifying Female Homicide Victim

Police are asking for help to identify the body of woman or teen girl found strangled and badly burned in a Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood Dumpster Sunday night.


John Hurt, 27, is charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death in the beating and strangling of 16-year-old Jessica Tetter. (Credit: Calumet City Police)

Man Charged With Killing Calumet City Teen, Dumping Body In Hammond

A 27-year-old man has been charged with murder, for allegedly killing a teenage girl and leaving her body in a Dumpster in Hammond, Ind.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2012


Woman Found Strangled In Edgewater Alley

A woman whose body was found in an Edgewater neighborhood alley Saturday morning was strangled and her death has been ruled a homicide, an autopsy Sunday has found.


Vacant Lot Body

Woman Found Dead In Vacant Lot Was Strangled

A woman whose body was found in a vacant lot near Washington Park over the weekend was strangled, an autopsy determined on Monday.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011

Shante Thomas (left) and Deandre Minkens (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Pair Charged In Pregnant Teen’s Death

A south suburban man and woman have been charged with the slaying of pregnant Alsip teenager Rosemary Newman, whose body was found in a Cook County forest preserve.


Rosemary Newman (Credit: CBS)

Police: Teen Strangled To Death Was Pregnant

A pregnant woman found strangled in a forest preserve on Sunday was confirmed as a missing 18-year-old woman.


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Woman Found Dead In Alley Was Strangled

A woman found dead in an alley Saturday morning on the Northwest Side was strangled.


Donald Johnson (Left, Chicago Police Booking Photo), Dontrell Johnson (Family Photo)

Man Indicted For Strangling Toddler, Tossing Body In Lake

A South Side man accused of strangling his 14-month-old son and then dumping the body in Lake Michigan was formally charged with murder on Thursday.


Donald Johnson (Left, Chicago Police Booking Photo), Dontrell Johnson (Family Photo)

Bail Denied To Man Accused Of Dumping Strangled Toddler’s Body

He allegedly threatened to kill boy because child’s mother refused to answer her phone or respond to text messages.

WBBM Newsradio–10/11/2010