Sheriff’s office seeks information about Homer Glen homicide

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Javier Heredia-Rios | Will County sheriff’s office

Authorities are seeking more information about a homicide that occurred on Sunday in Homer Glen.

Oscar Garrido-Castro, 36, was killed between 3 and 4 p.m. at Mora Builders, 12145 W. 159th Street, according to the Will County sheriff’s office. During that time, investigators believe there were many people in the area. They are asking for witnesses to come forward if they saw anything unusual, particularly in the area of 159th Street and Will-Cook Road and the Will-Cook Ace Hardware Plaza.

Bond was set at $2 million on Wednesday for Javier Heredia-Rios, 32, of Joliet who was charged with killing Garrido-Castro, authorities said.

Mora Builders was closed at the time the men began to argue about sexual advances Garrido-Castro allegedly made on Heredia-Rios, police said.

The fight escalated and Heredia-Rios struck Garrido-Castro in the head with a hammer, then strangled him, police said. He then put the body into Garrido-Castro’s 2004 GMC Envoy and drove to Rosalind Avenue, just west of Farrell Road in Joliet Township, and left the SUV there, according to police and the Will County coroner’s office. His body was found nearly 11 hours later.

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