Person of interest in custody in case of woman's body found in abandoned Highland Park garage

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jan 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-03 11:43:02-05

Highland Park police say they have a person of interest in custody after a woman's body was found near Hamilton and Glendale.

7 Action News has learned the body of a young woman was found in an abandoned parking structure by two people claiming to be urban explorers taking pictures.

The woman, an African American in her early 20s, is believed to have been murdered. Officers say she sustained heavy blunt force trauma to her face.

The have released the following picture of her ankle bracelet as they try to identify her.

Victim's ankle bracelet

It is believed her body was dumped at the location following the murder, which may have happened in the last few days.

She has not yet been identified. Police say she was wearing pink jeans, brown furry boots, a nice brown leather belt with a gold buckle on it and a pink shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Highland Park police.

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