Man charged with murder of woman found in Thatcher Woods


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Justino Correa, 19, of the Humboldt Park neighborhood in Chicago was taken into custody by Chicago police in connection with the murder of the woman whose remains were found in Thatcher Woods in River Forest Thursday night.

 The victim was identified as Jasmin Salas, 20, also of Humboldt Park, said the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. Police said she was the mother of Correa's child. She died of multiple combined stabbed and incised wounds, said a medical examiner officer.

Correa was charged with first degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death, said Officer John Marabelli of the Chicago Police Office of News Affairs. He was held for a bond hearing to take place Saturday.

Police said Correa was arrested at Norweigian American Hospital in Chicago after he told officers he had stabbed Salas multiple times and placed her body in a plastic container. He left it in the Cook County Forest Preserve at 8100 W. Chicago Ave. in River Forest, police said.

The medical examiner reported that Chicago police contacted them around 10 p.m. Thursday night. 

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