Megan Lewis : “Body of Woman Found in Bag on Roadside Identified as Megan Lewis, 39, of Chicago”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Body of Woman Found in Bag on Side of Road in Old Mill Creek Identified as Megan Lewis

OLD MILL CREEK, Ill. (WLS) — The body of a woman that was discovered in a bag on the side of a road in the northern suburbs of Old Mill Creek on Wednesday has now been identified. The Lake County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that the victim is Megan Lewis, a 39-year-old resident of Chicago.

According to the coroner’s office, Lewis’s cause of death is consistent with strangulation. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is currently conducting an investigation into the homicide, which has left investigators with more questions than answers.

“We’re combing through missing persons reports, so any that are here in Lake County. We don’t find any, we’ll go broader, surrounding counties, surrounding states,” stated Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.

The grim discovery was made early in the morning when Janet Whitmore, a commuter heading south to work, noticed something on the side of the road. It wasn’t until daylight, over four hours later, that multiple drivers called 911 to report the suspicious finding.

Lake County investigators are now appealing to the public for any information that may help shed light on this disturbing case. They are particularly interested in obtaining surveillance footage and are considering utilizing license plate readers in the area to generate leads.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office described the victim as a Caucasian woman with trauma to her face. Following an autopsy, the police confirmed that her death was a homicide. However, they have not disclosed how she was killed or released her identity, as they are currently attempting to locate her family.

Deputy Chief Covelli emphasized the department’s commitment to identifying the victim, determining her origins and activities, and ultimately bringing the responsible party to justice. He urged anyone with information to contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

As the investigation into this tragic incident continues, law enforcement officials are hopeful that further details will emerge, enabling them to solve this case and provide closure to the victim’s loved ones.

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