A man and a woman, both from Chicago, have been charged in connection with the death of the 15-year-old girl, also from Chicago, whose body was found on the morning of Aug. 7 in an alley behind the 200 block of North Taylor Avenue.
The village of Oak Park reported Aug. 10 that 40-year-old Sergio Hernandez, of the 3100 block of North Austin Boulevard, has been charged with criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and concealment of a death.
Joslia Williams, 18, of the 1700 block of Menard Avenue, was charged with child pornography and concealment of a death.
Hernandez and Williams are each being held in Cook County Jail on $500,000 bond.
Officers discovered the body while responding to a call of a person down at 8:30 a.m., Aug. 7. The girl was pronounced dead on the scene by Oak Park paramedics, who responded to the call with police. She was reported missing to the Chicago Police Department about three hours after her body was found.
The body was transported to the Cook County Medical Examiner to determine the girl’s cause of death, the cause and manner of which is pending the results of toxicology reports from the Cook County Medical Examiner.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oak Park Police Department 708-386-3800. Those who wish to report anonymously should call 708-434-1636. People can also submit information through the village of Oak Park’s website at oak-park.us/village-services/police-department.