Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A teenage resident of Park Forest was found dead in the utility easement behind the 300
Park Forest Police
Officers found an 18-year-old Park Forest resident unresponsive, and Park Forest Paramedics confirmed he was deceased, police said in the statement.
Due to signs of trauma, the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force was requested and the Illinois State Police Division of Forensic Services was requested for crime scene processing, according to police.
Preliminary investigation indicates that this was not a random crime, according to the statement.
One witness reported on Facebook hearing a woman scream and a dog barking just before police arrived.
“In an effort to ensure we report the most accurate information, we are waiting on the autopsy results before releasing any cause of death,” Police Chief Christopher Mannino told eNews Park Forest.
The Park Forest Police Department asks that anyone who might have seen or heard anything suspicious contact the Investigations Division at (708) 748-1309.
“As this remains an active investigation, additional details will not be released at this time, but we will update the public once appropriate,” the statement concludes.
The area behind the 300
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