Person in Custody in Dolton Teen Death

Girl's body was found in motel room by housekeeping staff, authorities said

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    Police said Thursday they're questioning someone in connection with the death of 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a Dolton motel room a day earlier.

    A housekeeper found Gloria Woods unresponsive at Best Motel and Suites at around 11:15 a.m, said Dolton police spokeswoman TaQuoya Kennedy.

    Investigators initially thought the girl had died of a gunshot wound to the head, but an autopsy by the Cook County Medical Examiners Office found the girl had been beaten to death.

    The death was ruled a homicide.

    The suspect is known to the victim's family, police said.

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