Calumet City, Illinois – The body of a pregnant teen was found strangled to death in a Cook County Forest Preserve.
The body of 18-year-old Rosemary Newman was discovered Sunday morning by a man walking his dog . After an autopsy on Monday, the medical examiner indicated Newman, who was 9-months pregnant, was strangled.
Newman’s mother says her daughter went out on Saturday night and was expected to return home at about 11:30. When the teenager did not return, Rosie Newman wasn’t worried for her safety, but rather concerned because her daughter was so far into her pregnancy.
“I know she was going to be having the baby pretty sooon. So I just started to worry. She didn’t come back at the time she was supposed to come back,” said Rosie Newman.
Police believe it is likely the Alsip teen was murdered elsewhere and her body dumped in the forest preserve. She was last seen at a restaurant with a friend. While the Newman family does not know who killed Rosemary, they do not believe her murder was random.
The Cook County Forest Preserve Police, South Suburban Major Crime’s Task Force and the sheriff’s office are investigating the homicide.Tags: Crime, Illinois, Murder, pregnant, Rosemary Newman, Strangulation, teen