Police say they found the battered body of a missing woman Tuesday at her boyfriend’s Lindenhurst home, the day after the boyfriend died in a head-on vehicle collision in the Rockford area.
The other driver involved in the crash was also killed, police said.
The 25-year-old woman was found with apparent multiple blunt force injuries in the boyfriend’s home on Beck Road. The Lake County coroner’s office identified her Wednesday as Kelly Hedmark, and said autopsy results showed her cause of death as head trauma.
The woman was last seen Sunday leaving her Yosemite Parkway home in Algonquin, and police said she was reported to be going to her boyfriend’s.
On Monday, the woman’s family became aware that the boyfriend, who was 25, had been killed in a crash in Winnebago County near Rockton, which is north of Rockford.
According to police and local media reports, the accident happened around 9 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Bates and Freeport roads. Winnebago County authorities have not released the identities of those involved in the crash.
The woman’s family reported her missing, and after obtaining a search warrant, police entered the boyfriend’s home at around 4 p.m. Tuesday. They found the woman, an apparent homicide victim, inside with what police said were signs of significant blunt force trauma.
Lindenhurst police requested the assistance of the Major Crime Task Force. Those agencies and the Algonquin Police Department continue to investigate.