Kassandra Caceres Stabbed in the Back, Killed by Jacqueline S. Loyola of Carpentersville

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Carpentersville police responded to the 2100 block of Tepee Avenue about 1:45 a.m. Sunday and found Kassandra Caceres unresponsive half inside and half outside a vehicle parked in the driveway. Police learned that Jacqueline S. Loyola, 18, of the address on Tepee was having a birthday party, and Caceres was part of a group that was not invited. Some type of fight occurred between Kassandra Caceres, 20, of Aurora and a 16-year-old female. During the fight, Caceres was stabbed in the back, and the 16-year-old received injuries to her head. A police check of other individuals at the party discovered that gang members were at the party, but the fight is not believed to be gang related.

Carpentersville paramedics were called, and Caceres was rushed in a rescue-ambulance to Sherman Hospital in Elgin where she was pronounced dead. The 16-year-old female was transported to St. Alexius medical Center in Hoffman Estates and released later in the day on Sunday.

Jacqueline Loyola, who turns 19 tomorrow, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Kane County Judge Bruce W. Lester set bond for Jacqueline Loyola this morning at $1 million.

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