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Notification of next of kin

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Ok, yesterday I got a new phone and planned on updating all my contacts and synching everything up with Outlook this morning in my office.

Driving in to work this morning I hear a report that there was a young woman murdered in Joliet, IL. They go further and state that the police would not release details of the murder except to say it was definately a murder. They also stated that the young woman was found lying in the snow next to a white Chevy Cavalier and the police would not comment on the connection between the vehicle and the young woman. Next they give an intersection near where the murder occured and say that is is the West Park neighborhood.

So... my daughter is 27, lives in the West Park neighborhood, drives a white Cavalier. Sh!t! To make matters worse, her number is not in my new phone yet, and since phones have their own phonebooks these days, I have NO CLUE what it is... GRRRRR!

I called my wife, (not my daughter's mom), and asked her to call my daughter and to make sure she is ok... She calls me back and tells me that I have totally freaked out my daughter by having my wife call her at 5:45 a.m. making my daughter think something has happened to me.

Lets get back tothe subject line above, and I probably should have made this a poll... But would you rather have the new media release the name of a victim when they report on these typess of things? Or would you rather they waited until they could notify the next of kin?

Right now, I wish they had given a name... maybe I'll feel differently after I lose some of the stress from this morning?

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No Kidding!

If they had even mentioned a description of the victim, I'd have been ok. Sigh...

Really sucks for that person's family:(

Hopefully they catch the person who did it quickly... much too close to home.

glad shes ok false alarm! we return you back to your regular heart rate and blood pressure! :)
Yea, the more they reported, the more the coincidences were adding up...

West Park is a small park with woods, one side borders I-80 the other three sides are residential streets. My daughter lives just a few houses on the other side of I-80, on a street named... "West Park".

That would have scare the living hell out of me. I can only imagine what was going through your head.
They picked up her BF, evidently he was covered in blood... she was stabbed to death with alot of cuts to her arms and hands. He was charged with domestic violence against her in 2006.

Hope I get called for jury duty... he won't fair as well as the stipper with the DUI I was jury forman on last time:(

She was 21, he is 23.
CdesmondO, I can see your point. Thinking about this all day... I am more pissed about the media... if they had reported more details, or none, it would have been better for me... guess that is a self centered point of view... forgive me, I'm biased, (yet very happy it wasn't MY daughter), today.

Also, this happened last night, a man found the body at 11:00 p.m., the BF was arrested at 3 this morning, yet when they were reporting it this morning they made it sound like it just happened and they didn't say there was a suspect in custody:(
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