Woman Found Dead After Police Respond to Shots Fired Call on Cherokee Drive Just East of Fairfield Sports Complex, Round Lake Beach

Round Lake Beach police responded about 4:40 a.m. Friday May 17, 2019 to a 9-1-1 call and report of shots fired at a residence in the block of 1500 Cherokee Drive in Round Lake Beach. Police found a woman dead, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Christopher Covelli, spokesman for the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force. Covelli did not initially release information about the type of injuries that were discovered on the woman’s body.

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“Due to the suspicious nature of the incident and the female’s injuries, Round Lake Beach Police requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.”

— Sgt. Christopher Covelli

The Lake County Coroner’s Office was requested to the scene, and an autopsy on the victim was scheduled for Friday afternoon, according to Covelli.

The death is under investigation by the Round Lake Beach Police Department and the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force. The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is leading the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Round Lake Beach Police Department at 847-270-9111 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.

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