CHICAGO (WLS) —
A person who reported his seventy six-yr-previous mom lacking from west suburban Elgin was charged in her homicide after her physique elements have been present in duffel luggage in a lagoon on Chicago’s North Aspect.
Brian Peck, fifty five, was charged Tuesday with first-diploma homicide, Elgin police stated. He was questioned Monday night time as an individual of curiosity within the case.
He had been working with investigators to assist situated his mom, Gail Peck, who was final seen Friday within the seven hundred-block of Littleton Path. She had left residence to stroll her canine, who returned with out her, police stated.
Elgin police stated they have been working with the Chicago Police Division and the Prepare dinner County Medical Examiner’s Workplace to find out whether or not the stays discovered Saturday morning in a lagoon within the metropolis’s Lincoln Park neighborhood have been linked to the lacking individual case.
Fishermen found the stays of an unidentified, white feminine in a duffel bag within the water within the 2200-block of North Stockton Drive. Members of the CPD Marine Unit responded to the scene and located a second duffel bag with further stays.
Investigators stated they believed the physique elements from each luggage, which included a torso and elements of two legs, got here from the identical individual. There was a scar on the again of the torso from earlier again surgical procedure.
The Prepare dinner County Medical Examiner’s Workplace carried out an post-mortem Sunday. Trigger and method of dying are pending additional research.
Elgin police stated Monday Peck’s disappearance was being dealt with as a felony investigation, and that further testing can be accomplished to verify whether or not the stays belonged to her. DNA samples have been despatched to a lab and the physique elements remained unidentified, the medical expert’s workplace stated.
Police remained at Peck’s house Monday night time, greater than seventy two hours after her son reported her lacking. A number of packing containers of proof have been eliminated by police round 5 p.m.
Neighbors stated Peck and her son had moved to the world just some months in the past.
“I might seen him quite a few occasions strolling round within the neighborhood. I can not actually put my finger on why, he simply made me somewhat uncomfortable,” stated Jessica Williams, a neighbor.
Brian Peck is scheduled to seem in Bond Courtroom at 1:30 p.m. in northwest suburban Rolling Meadows.
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