Vatsala Thakkar, 56, Stabbed to Death at Hanover Park Dollar Discount Store

NOV 20 2009 — Vatsala Thakkar, 56, of Hanover Park, was stabbed to death inside the Dollar Plus Store, which she managed at 5662 Arlington Drive East. On 11/20/08 at approximately 1:45pm, police officers and paramedics were called to the scene where the victim was located in the parking lot of the business. Vatsala Thakkar was transported to St. Alexius Hospital, where she was pronounced.


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The Hanover Park Police Department and the DuPage Major Crimes Task Force conducted a homicide investigation regarding the stabbing death of Vatsala Thakkar, from India and formerly a resident of Wheaton, Illinois.

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Murder suspects: Jerry Lockhart, Dewaun Tate, and Seneca Berry (left to right).

Jerry Lockhart, 39; Dewaun Tate, 17; and Seneca Berry, 15; all of Hanover Park, were charged with Armed Robbery and First Degree Murder. Tate and Berry listed residence in the 1300 block of Court O, Hanover Park. Lockhart listed residence in the 1200 block of San Simeon, Hanover Park.


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