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Pregnant Woman Found Dead in Lake Michigan ID’ed

(Waukegan, IL)   A woman found dead in Lake Michigan earlier this month has been identified. Dental records led to the identity of Yarianna Wheeler, a 19-year-old from Chicago. Wheeler’s body was found by a fisherman on August 15th, about 3 miles southeast of the Waukegan Harbor. An autopsy determined that the woman was about 6 months pregnant, and had likely been stabbed to death. Lake County Sheriff’s officials say they are treating the case as a homicide. No other information has been released.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (8-30-21)


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