Suspect in custody in Willowbrook stabbing, sexual assault

SHARE Suspect in custody in Willowbrook stabbing, sexual assault

A suspect was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with the stabbing and sexual assault of a woman in southwest suburban Willowbrook.

According to a statement from Willowbrook Police, a suspect was taken into custody in South Bend, Indiana, and was being interviewed by investigators Tuesday night. No charges have been filed, and further details were not available late Tuesday.

About 1 p.m. Saturday, a man forced his way into a woman’s home in the 700 block of 73rd Court, beat and stabbed her multiple times, and sexually assaulted her, Willowbrook Police have said.

The woman told detectives she was unloading her vehicle in the driveway when a dark brown or blue, older model Nissan Altima pulled up, and a man got out and asked for money. She refused and went inside, but the man went to a side door of the home and knocked, asking to use the phone, police said.

He then broke in and attacked her with “an unknown sharp object,” police said. The man later took off in the Nissan, which had no front license plate and a sun or wind visor on the roof.

Brookfield Police spotted a parked vehicle Sunday night that was thought to be the suspect’s car. The vehicle was removed and was processed by evidence technicians on Monday, police said.

Authorities released a sketch of the suspect Sunday.

The Latest
Happy with a transgender female partner, reader considers moving away to somewhere less judgmental.
The proposal to raise money for affordable housing failed on multiple fronts, three DePaul University emeritus professors write. Overall, advocates of progressive measures have to recognize and address the complexity of public opinion.
The Paramount+ series traces the festival’s evolution from Jane’s Addiction farewell tour to roaming alt-rock showcase to Chicago fixture.
carrol shooting 03092018-1.jpg
Attack in Chicago Lawn leaves 1 shot, 1 wounded
A 32-year-old man and 27-year-old man were in the 3200 block of West 71st Street about 7:19 p.m. when three men approached them and battered them, police said. The 32-year-old was also shot in the left leg.