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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd: Body Found Where Officials Were Looking for Lakeland Resident Abraham Shakespeare

50 UPDATE: Body found in the backyard of 5802 State Road 60 E. in Plant City has been identified as Abraham Shakespeare. A body has been discovered Thursday afternoon in the backyard at 5802 State […]

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Melissa Bridgewater Shot, Killed Near Spring and Harger Road in Oak Brook

Map looking North on Spring Road toward the crime scene in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Oak Brook police responded about 6:15 a.m. Friday, New Year’s Day to report of shots fired near Spring and Harger Roads in Oak Brook. When police arrived to the area just east of Oak Brook Shopping Center, they found a female in a vehicle with a gunshot wound.

Melissa Bridgewater, 45, was shot in her car. She was leaving the Doubletree Hotel at 1909 Spring Road when she was shot by an unknown offender. The victim’s ex-husband, Jerry L. Hudson, 48, has been declared by police as a person of interest wanted for questioning in the case. […]