Person in Custody in Dolton Teen Death

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

By Mitchell Grogg
|  Thursday, Jun 21, 2012  |  Updated 11:16 PM CDT
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Person in Custody in Dolton Teen Death

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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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