Joliet police investigate 2nd homicide of Thursday

Officers responded about 5:07 a.m. for a person lying on the ground near California Avenue and Rosalind Street and found the female.

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Police in Joliet were investigating a homicide near the intersection of California Avenue and Rosalind Street on Oct. 17, 2019.

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Police are investigating the death of woman found with trauma Thursday morning in Joliet.

It was the second homicide police responded to Thursday in the southwest suburb.

Officers were called about 5:07 a.m. for a person lying on the ground near California Avenue and Rosalind Street, Joliet police said in a statement. They arrived and found the woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police offered few details, but said they were investigating the death as a homicide. She was found with trauma on her body, though it was unclear how or when she died.

She was identified as 25-year-old Shaianne Williams of Joliet, the Will County coroner’s office said Friday morning. Autopsy results were pending.

Earlier in the morning, a man was shot to death in the 800 block of Cora Street, police said.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired about 12:20 a.m. and found 24-year-old Dearis J. Evans, police and the coroner’s office said. Evans died of an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives were asking for surveillance video from the area between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday, police said. Investigators are focusing on the area east of Nicholson Street to Broadway Street and the area north of Ruby Street to Moran Street.

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