Death Investigation on Park St Between Phelps Ave and Waterman Ave, Arlington Heights


VIDEO: Police investigate the scene where a man was found dead in a vehicle in the 2100 block of East Park Street in Arlington Heights.

UPDATE: Victim, Scott Verden, 50, was found dead in the trunk of a car parked on the driveway of his parent’s home in the 2100 block of East Park Street. Verden was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:02 p.m. with no signs of trauma.


Arlington Heights police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:40 PM Friday to a report of a body found in a trunk in a car in a driveway on Park Street, just east of Park Street and Phelps Avenue Arlington Heights, IL. According to neighbors, police immediately set up yellow crime scene tape. Firefighter/paramedics left the scene without transporting a victim.

Police blocked off sidewalks and Park Street between Phelps Avenue and Waterman Avenue.

A witness in the neighborhood said that a body was found in the trunk of a vehicle in a driveway on the south side of Park Street. The age of the male victim is believed to be in the 50s.

There were no signs of the Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT) truck or investigators, so apparently no violent crime occurred. However this has not been confirmed by police. Police did say there is no immediate threat to the neighborhood.

Arlington Heights police investigators on the scene were wearing white protective suits to protect evidence at the scene. A blue tent was also placed over the vehicle, where the victim was apparently found, while evidence gathering and investigation was conducted inside the tent.

A funeral home vehicle arrived about 9:25 p.m.

Map of area of death investigation on Park Street …

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  1. Odd that the “award winning” Daily Herald doesn’t include the fact this man’s body was found in a car trunk…throws a whole different light on the story.

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