Des Plaines Woman Killed by Strangulation New Year’s Eve on Maple St Near Lincoln Ave, Des Plaines

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Des Plaines police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:32 p.m. Tuesday December 31, 2019 to a check for well-being call near Maple Street and Lincoln Avenue. Police, first on the scene, requested that firefighter/paramedics stage nearby. Firefighter/paramedics left the scene about 20 minutes after arriving, and did not transport any victims to the hospital. Initially it was not clear to the public whether Des Plaines Police Department received a call that any violence was involved prior to their arrival.

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On Wednesday January 1, 2020, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office released information that a 57-year-old woman was a victim of a homicide by strangulation on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Des Plaines. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the woman was attacked about 1:28 p.m. on December 31, 2019, New Year’s Eve in the block of 1500 Maple Street, and was pronounced dead a few minutes later. The identity of the victim was not initially released.

The block of 1500 Maple Street is north of Oakton Street near the cross street of Lincoln Avenue. The neighborhood is a quiet neighborhood between Oakton Street and Algonquin Road, just west of River Road, with many elaborate traditional Christmas decorations.

Des Plaines police were cordial at the scene Tuesday, but did not release any information, and did not provide any additional information on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

The Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT) van responded to the scene, and a panoramic camera was used for forensic photography in the northwest corner of a rear commercial parking lot just south of the residential neighborhood. The parking lot is located behind a 2-story building at 1792 Oakton Street with apartments over commercial space that has been used for medical offices.

Firefighters returned to the scene to assist police about 8:00 p.m. and left again a short time later. Police remained on the scene past 8:30 p.m.

Maple Street was blocked between Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue during the investigation. Police setup a perimeter with crime scene tape and barricades that blocked public access at commercial properties on both sides of Maple Street just north of Oakton Street.

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.


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Police SUV at Lincoln Avenue and Maple Street blocking access south on Maple Street during Des Plaines police investigation.
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Northbound Maple Street blocked at Oakton Street during Des Plaines police investigation.
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Motorcycle and cardboard box near focused area of Des Plaines police investigation
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Cardboard box near focused area of Des Plaines police investigation.
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Police road block at southbound Maple Street at Lincoln Avenue during Des Plaines police investigation.
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MCAT van across Maple Street from the parking lot location of the focus of the Des Plaines police investigation.



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