Lake Zurich High School Graduate, Who Moved To Rolling Meadows, Found Dead At Heritage Oaks Park, Hawthorn Woods


Hawthorn Woods police say a Rolling Meadows teenager killed himself Tuesday at Heritage Oaks Park near Fairfield Road in Hawthorn Woods. The teen died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officials have not yet released the victim’s name.

The teen, whose name has been withheld, asked his 5,000 Twitter followers to contact Hawthorn Woods police Tuesday. At least one person who saw the tweet, called the police. Hawthorne Wood police officers responded to the park at 9:13 a.m. Tuesday and discovered the teen’s body.

The teen graduated from Lake Zurich High School in 2014 and previously lived in Hawthorn Woods.

Lake Zurich High School Principal Kent Nightlinger alerted parents that crisis response teams would be available to students throughout the week.

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