Update: No Foul Play in Crystal Lake Teen's Death

The body of a 14-year-old girl was found Thursday morning at Veteran Acres Park.

Update 8 a.m., Feb. 22

No foul play is suspected in the death of a 14-year-old girl found dead, Thursday morning, at according to Crystal Lake Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior.

Park District Police and Crystal Lake Police officials were on the scene early Feb. 21, to investigate the death at the park, located at 431 Walkup Road on the north side of Crystal Lake.

The teen's body was found at about 7:45 a.m. by a passerby near the pond.

The girl's name was withheld because she is a juvenile.

The teen was reported missing late Wednesday night.

Friends and acquaintances of the victim said she attended Prairie Ridge High School. The girl's Facebook page was filled with messages of condolences by late Thursday night. Many of the messages described the teen as a talented singer, musician and artist.

Jason Herbster, executive director for the  said patrons of Veteran Acres were not in any danger.

"I can tell you at this time that the park is safe and there is no danger to anyone using the park," Herbster said.


Feb. 21

A 14-year-old teenage girl was found dead this morning at the Northwest Herald is reporting.

Veteran Acres is located at 431 Walkup Road on the north side of Crystal Lake.

Members of the Crystal Lake Park District Police and Crystal Lake Police Department are working on the case.

The teenager's body who was found at about 7:45 a.m. by a passerby near the pond, the Herald reports.

Crystal Lake-Cary Patch will have more information as it becomes available.


Jaidyn Shawnae Stephens February 22, 2013 at 07:32 PM
I love you Cyn. ♥
Marissa February 24, 2013 at 07:51 PM
So many emotions is what Im feeling.I feel Devasted to hear about this Beautiful little girls story.ANGRY that this should have never happened,ihope in my heart that her death was not in vein.That her story makes all those people who treat other people with no respectand say mean and cruel things that you see what damage words can do.I pray that this makes you Realize to stop and think about how your words affect people. And to all of those kids going through adaily struggle stay strong dont let no one bring you down . Only God can judge us! what any one else thinks or says dont matter.Always be yourself! Always love yourself! R.I.P Cyn.


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