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Missing Island Lake Teen Found Dead Near Wauconda

Island Lake Teen Found Dead, Coroner Cites Drowning As Cause of Death
Vander Tuuk 11-11-19

(Wauconda, IL) An Island Lake teen missing for a week has been found dead. The body of Abe Gonzalez was found in a swampy area late Friday morning in Wauconda near Slocum Lake. The 17-year-old was last seen leaving a party on November 2nd…investigators said Gonzalez was intoxicated and that his cell phone battery was drained. The Lake County Coroner’s office performed an autopsy, and determined the teen died of drowning, but with no indication of foul play. Toxicology is still pending.

Trial Scheduled in Waukegan SUV Murder Case
Vander Tuuk 11-11-19

(Waukegan, IL) A Waukegan man accused of intentionally ramming his SUV into a group of people has pleaded not guilty. Prisciliano Carranza is facing murder charges and more stemming from the October 4th incident at the Lake County Sports Center. The episode ended in the death of Jose Ochoa-Martinez, and injuries to four others, including a 10-year-old girl. The 22-year-old suspect is currently behind bars on a 5-million-dollar bond. He’s due back in court next week…with trial set for mid-January.

Grayslake Strike Ends With Tentative Agreement
Vander Tuuk 11-11-19

(Grayslake, IL) It’s back to school today for teachers and students in the Grayslake School District. The teacher’s union and District 46 have come to a tentative agreement on the final two years of a four year contract. Details of that agreement have not been made public, but teachers and support staff will get raises over the next two years of the deal. In total, only one day of classes were missed by the strike.

Illinois judge sentences man in 2000 drowning death of wife
Associated Press/Vander Tuuk 11-11-19

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) A man who was convicted of murder in the drowning death of his wife 19 years ago, is on his way to prison. Frank Buschauer was sentenced to 25-years in prison by a Cook County Judge, for the 2000 death of Cynthia Hrisco in the couple’s South Barrington home. The sentence likely means that Buschauer will die in prison because under Illinois law he must serve the entire sentence. Initially it was ruled that Hrisco’s manner of death was undetermined…but the case was re-opened with new evidence in 2013, and eventually led to Buschauer’s arrest and subsequent conviction.


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