Allan Fernandez, 11, Dies After Found with Chest Wound Near His Home on Mallard Ln, Hoffman Estates


Allan Fernandez, of the 1300 block of Mallard Lane, was pronounced dead about 3:02 p.m. at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates after he was found near his home with a puncture wound in his chest. So far the time that the boy was found and the time that emergency responders were called is not known. Also, information about the person who discovered the injured Allan Fernandez is also not known, but family members immediately looked for him when he was missing. So far attempts to investigate those details have failed. Allan Fernandez was found unresponsive and not breathing within the wooded area on the other side of a neighborhood fence and just east of a single line of railroad tracks — the former EJ&E railroad tracks acquired by the Canadian National Railway.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, the wound is not a gunshot wound. An autopsy is scheduled Sunday, April 22, 2012. Police continue to investigate in the Hoffman Estates neighborhood Sunday — including the use of a police bloodhound.

Allan Fernandez, friends call “A.J.,” was apparently found near his house, about 45-minutes after he was noticed missing. His family’s house is just west of Shoe Factory Road Woods and Poplar Creek — a Cook County Forest Preserve.

The location of the boy’s residence is less than one-half mile south of Timber Trails Elementary School. The Shoe Factory Road Woods and Poplar Creek Forest Preserve is south of Interstate 90, south of the Sears Centre Arena and The Arboretum Shopping Center.

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