Police: Schaumburg Strangulation Also Possible Sexual Assault; Offender Possibly Entered Unlocked Window

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Schaumburg police investigators suspect that Schaumburg resident Tiffany Thrasher’s killer entered her apartment through an unlocked ground floor window, according to a police update of the investigation.

Police also indicated that Tiffany Thrasher may have been sexually assaulted based on early examination of evidence. Confirmation of sexual assault depends on pending crime lab results, according to Schaumburg police.

Thrasher’s body was discovered Sunday in her apartment on Clipper Drive by police officers responding to a check for well-being call. Police say she was strangled sometime between 8 p.m. Saturday and 11:45 a.m. Sunday.

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Schaumburg police detectives investigating the homicide with the Major Case Assistance Team.

Misty King, Tiffany Thrasher’s sister created a Go Fund Me page Tuesday to raise money for a memorial service.

Anyone who may have information related to the crime is asked to call either Schaumburg detectives at (847) 882-3534 or the anonymous tip line at (847) 348-7055.


Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use secret military-grade encrypted radios to withhold their police communications, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.

The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.

The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.

Lack of real time information from police dispatch also delays public awareness or eliminates public awareness of general hazards and traffic or other situations in everyday living in an otherwise economically thriving community.

Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.

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Tiffany Thrasher Schaumburg strangulation victimTiffany Thrasher Facebook photo posted December 28, 2016.

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