Shannon Vincel, age 46 of Springfield, Missouri, was sitting outside the Guest Quarters, a hotel property for the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion, Illinois, when she was attacked Monday night and suffered a severe head injury. Zion police said she was struck her in the head with a blunt object about 9:48 p.m. near 27th Street and Gabriel Avenue.
Vincel died Tuesday night at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after her family took her off life support.
Vincel had been traveling to and from Zion every two weeks for radiation treatment for breast cancer, and had just returned on Monday after celebrating her mother’s birthday.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America has pledged $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for Vincel’s murder.
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