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Kristian Branch Charged with First Degree Murder After Homestead Suites Extended Stay Hotel Shootings Schaumburg

View Schaumburg Crime 2009-2010 in a larger street view of Homestead Studio Suite Schaumburg police responded to a report about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday of shots fired in a third-floor room at the Homestead Studio Suites […]

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Former Naperville Resident Chelsea King, 17, Missing from Running Trail in California

Chelsea King, a senior at Poway High School, has not been seen since she was apparently running at a running trail at Rancho Bernardo Community Park in San Diego. Chelsea King’s parents reported her missing on February 25 after the she failed to return home after running at a community park. Her family discovered her belongings (cell phone and iPod) in her 1994 BMW parked at the wooded area later in the night after it was realized she was missing. […]

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Crimes Notebook

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. […]