Police have arrested a suspect in the death of a Hanover Park woman who was found brutally killed in her home Thursday after a well-being check.
The identity of the woman has not been released, and details of the crime are still under wraps.
The suspect was arrested in Lockport, after Illinois State Police put out an notice to look for a man in his late 50s, police said. The man who was caught had reportedly been shot and was taken to a hospital. He was last seen about noon Thursday wearing a tan baseball cap and blue hooded sweatshirt..
Police would not confirm the suspect's relation to the victim.
Neighbors who knew the 40-year-old victim, however, said she was terrified of her husband, who recently had trouble with the law for a marijuana-related crime. Friends and co-workers set up a system in which she would text message them each morning to let them know she was ok, because she feared the worst from her husband who slipped into depression after the legal trouble.
She had her husband arrested on August 19. He was charged with misdemeanor battery. Three days later she recieved an order of protection agains him.
The couple reportedly has two children, but their current whereabouts are unknown.