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Missing Mokena woman found dead from gunshot wound to head

Missing Mokena woman found dead from gunshot wound to head

Kaitlyn Kearns was reported missing Tuesday.

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for Jeremy Boshears, of Coal City, and charging him with concealment of the murder of 24-year-old Kaitlyn Kearns, of Mokena, earlier this week.

Kearns' 1996 Jeep Cherokee was located in rural Kankakee County overnight Wednesday, and she was found dead at the scene, according to the sheriff's office.

Police said they do not believe the barn's owner was involved in Kearn's death, or knew her body had been concealed there. She had been in a dating relationship with Boshears for the past two weeks.

Boshears is being held behind bars on a $250,000.

Boshears' attorney, Neil Patel, said Boshear was being transported to the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee.




Relatives and volunteers had been searching a Joliet forest preserve Thursday morning, so it was not immediately clear when they were notified her body had been found.

Earlier Friday, Will County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Kathy Hoffmeyer said they had a person of interest in custody in the investigation of the murder.

Kearns was found with a single gunshot wound to her head in her vehicle in rural Kankakee County.

Investigators continue to work the case in order to obtain enhanced charges, according to a Will County sheriff's press release.

"She was a wonderful, wonderful girl, something like this should have never happened to her", said Kevin Kearns, according to ABC7. Police said she told friends she was going to the Outlaws motorcycle club less than a mile away. She was last seen at 1:30 a.m. Monday at Woody's Bar, 1008 E. Washington St., Joliet, where she was a bartender.


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