Police say they have pieced together the murder of a man found strangled nearly a year ago in a pond in a South Barrington forest preserve.
Waukegan Police said three men and one woman were charged Wednesday in the death of David Campbell, 27, a Waukegan resident who was found July 6, 2011 in the Penny Road Forest Preserve in Cook County.
Nadia Palacios, 22, of the 3500 block of Winhaven Drive, Waukegan was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Also charged were Roberto Guzman, 24, of the 1000 block of Berwick Boulevard, Waukegan; Eric Castillo, 24, of the 38400 block of North Sheridan Road, Beach Park; and Jose Horta, 19, of the 300 block of Edison Court, Waukegan.
Police said the murder was in retaliation for a crime the suspects believed Campbell committed against them.
Police hope to release details of Campbellís alleged transgression during a press conference Friday afternoon, Waukegan Police Cmdr. Gabriel Guzman said Thursday.
Police arrested Palacios while investigating a report of shots fired Sunday evening near Grand Avenue and Yeoman Street in Waukegan. While interviewing Palacios, police said detectives from the Gang Intelligence Unit learned of her alleged involvement in Campbellís death.
Lake County gang detectives worked with the Cook County Sheriff's police in the investigation, police said.
Guzman, Castillo and Horta were arrested Wednesday after police obtained warrants on the murder charges, police said. Bond set in each warrant was $3 million.
Palacios was in the Lake County jail Thursday in lieu of $2 million bond. Guzman was in the Lake County Jail Thursday. Castillo and Horta appeared in bond court Thursday afternoon.
Additional charges were filed against Palacios in connection with the Sunday shooting incident, including unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharged of a firearm.
A companion, William Golden, 19, of the 1900 block of Washington Street, was charged with multiple felonies, including reckless discharge of a firearm, two counts of criminal damage to property and unlawful use of a weapon.