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Girlfriend of Joliet shooting victim found dead in Joliet Township

Chinescia S. Hill-King
Chinescia S. Hill-King

JOLIET TOWNSHIP – Police had sought a woman for two months after her boyfriend was found dead in a Joliet alley.

Wednesday night, her body was discovered in a ditch off Zurich Road in Joliet Township.

The body of Chinescia S. Hill-King, 24, was noticed about 6 p.m. by a passer-by near Zurich and Brandon roads, according to Will County Sheriff’s police. She was pronounced dead at 7:35 p.m.

Will County Coroner Patrick K. O’Neil said an examination was performed Thursday showed Hill-King died from multiple gunshot wounds.

“The exact time and date of her death remains under investigation,” O’Neil said. “She was dead for at least several days before the body was discovered. The cold weather temperatures would’ve acted as refrigeration.”

The Will County Sheriff’s Police, in a news release, said it was investigating Hill-King’s death as a suspicious death. The department asked anyone with information related to the matter to call its Investigation Division at 815-727-8574, or visit www.willcosheriff.org and click on “Submit a Crime Tip.”

Investigators had sought Hill-King since the body of boyfriend Michael C. Brock was found Jan. 10 in an alley behind the 500 block of South Ottawa Street.

Police said Brock was both shot and run over by Hill-King’s yellow 2003 Monte Carlo, which was found abandoned a half-mile away in the 600 block of Kiep Avenue, about an hour before Brock’s body was discovered.

Investigators said the damage on the yellow Monte Carlo matched debris found near Brock’s body.

Police initially believed Brock, 24, was the victim of a hit-and-run, until a deputy Will County Coroner discovered a gunshot wound.

Joliet Deputy Police Chief Al Roechner said Thursday the Brock homicide remains an open investigation, but there have been no significant developments. Roechner said investigators have met to discuss both cases.

At the time of his death, Brock was on probation after pleading guilty in 2013 to drug possession charges.

A few days after Brock’s death, Joliet police released Hill-King’s name and photo to the media in an attempt to locate her. Roechner told The Herald-News investigators had spoken to several relatives who were unable to contact her.

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