Man charged with fatally beating man and woman in Joliet

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A downstate man was charged Friday with fatally beating a man and woman who found dead Wednesday afternoon in a southwest suburban auto body shop.

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for William N. Krasawski, 41, of Bourbonnais, charging him with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the double homicide, according to the Will County state’s attorney’s office.

Krasawski was taken into custody by Joliet police Thursday during the investigation into the murders of Michael Oram, 48; and Jamie Wills, 43, according to prosecutors.

Oram, of Joliet; and Wills, of Lockport, were found dead about 11:45 a.m. at Fleet Specialty Painting and Auto Body in the 800 block of East Cass Street, according to the Will County coroner’s office. Both were dead at the scene.

Autopsies showed both died of multiple blunt force trauma to the head, according to the coroner’s office.

No motive was determined and police said it did not appear the victims or the shop were robbed.

Joliet police said Krasawski was determined to be a witness or person of interest. He was eventually found at a hotel in Chicago Heights, and taken into custody, police said.

He was booked into the Will County Jail late Friday on the $5 million bond set in the warrant, according to prosecutors. His initial court appearance has not been set.

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