Fox River Grove Homicide: Patricia McNamara Died of Blunt Trauma

A person whose identity has not been released is in custody following the bludgeoning death of Patricia McNamara, a 52-year-old woman, whose body was found in her Fox River Grove home.

Police responded about 8 a.m. to the 100 block of Gladys Avenue in Fox River Grove — the home of Patricia McNamara.

McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team, McHenry County Sheriff’s Police, McHenry County Coroner’s Office and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office investigating the case with Fox River Grove Police Department.

Coincidentally, a Schaumburg woman named Patricia McNamara, 45, was the subject of a death investigation after she was missing and found dead in Busse Woods near Elk Grove Village on Tuesday June 17, 2008. The body was discovered after a mosquito abatement worker found her passport in the forest preserve. The discovery prompted a thorough search of the area, and the body was found. There were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play in that case.